The artist Harry Greb painted this Friday on a wall in the central Testaccio neighborhood of Rome, one of the fiefdoms of Roman fans, the Portuguese José Mourinho, the new coach of the capital’s team, aboard a scooter and wearing a scarf with the club colors, yellow and red.
The announcement of the signing of José Mourinho by Roma from next season triggered the enthusiasm of the Roma fans, who from this Friday can “venerate” the Portuguese coach in his special Testaccio mural, a reference to the film 1953’s “Roman Holiday” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.
In the mural, Mourinho appears dressed in a blue suit and tie, a white shirt and a yellow and red scarf on board a Vespa, which for this occasion takes the name “Specialone”, referring to the nickname “Special One” that accompanied the Portuguese to the beginning of his career.
Mourinho fever is already running wild in Rome as a mural of the new Roma boss on a Vespa has appeared in the city 👀 pic.twitter.com/uAaLzYQYp1
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) May 7, 2021
In the suit, instead of the traditional white scarf, Mourinho wears one with the green, white and red tricolor, symbol of the Italian league title that the fans ask him to return to Rome twenty years later.
Mourinho was the great bet of the American property of the Friedkin family to relaunch a club that is seventh in the Serie A standings and that said goodbye with honors this Thursday from the Europa League in the semifinals.
With players like Spaniards Borja Mayoral and Pedro Rodríguez, Roma beat United 3-2 at the Olímpico, but ended up eliminated after losing the first leg by a resounding 2-6.
Mourinho, who has already triumphed in Italy with Inter Milan, with whom he conquered the 2010 treble, received the photo of the Testaccio mural, published by the artist Harry Greb, with a ‘like’ through his Instagram account .