The Olimpico welcomes the new coach and does not forget the Special One
Chants for Daniele De Rossi, banners and affection for José Mourinho, whistles for the players. There is everything at the Olympic stadium, where today the journey of De Rossi’s Roma begins. The new coach, called upon to replace the sacked Special One, made his debut with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Verona on an afternoon full of strong emotions. The Giallorossi people embrace the former flag. De Rossi is overwhelmed by the affection of the stadium which, as always or almost always, is full for Roma.
The Curva Sud does not forget those who preceded him: José Mourinho is honored with chants and banners, thanks to the Portuguese coach mixes with the welcome for his successor. “One of us… Thank you José”, reads one banner. The curve thanks Mourinho in Portuguese: “Thank you for everything, mister. You will always find friends here.” Boos and silence, however, for the players. The reading of the formation is accompanied by boos for those who are considered mainly responsible for the crisis. No applause, not even at the start of the match which Roma secured with two goals in the first half.