In the aftermath of the announcement of José Mourinho’s return to Serie A and his appointment as Roma coach, Fabio Capello warned the Portuguese against the vices of “the most beautiful void in the world” in an interview at the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Rome burns everything, […] it is a place where it is extremely difficult to work, warns Capello, passed on the bench of Roma between 1999 and 2004 and champion of Italy with the club of Louve in 2001 Contrary to popular belief, there is not a lot of patience. We don’t often look for the reasons for a defeat. “
The key, according to Capello? To have “a solid staff” and “a united group”. Easier said than done. But the former Italian coach has faith in Mourinho, “a man of enormous intelligence” whose appointment “immediately aroused enthusiasm in Rome”. And this despite the fact that he was fired from his last three clubs (Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham). “I am convinced that his will to play the leading roles again will be decisive,” adds Capello.