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what was that  Mourinho withdraws a player but does not make a substitution

what was that Mourinho withdraws a player but does not make a substitution

Tirana (Albania) – Jose Mourinho (60) once described himself as “the special” (German: the very special). The star coach once again lived up to that name.

Jose Mourinho, 60, has rejected lucrative offers from Saudi Arabia as he fulfills his contract with Roma, which runs until 2024. © Alberto Pezzoli/AFP

The former Chelsea star had one of his players sent off but did not make a substitution in Roma’s friendly against Partizani Tirana on Saturday.

For Hussam Awar (25), that must have felt like the ultimate punishment. And the Frenchman left the field, but none of his teammates were waiting for him on the touchline, as usual.

The reason is very simple: Roma’s transfer team is already exhausted. But why did the former Real Madrid coach remove him from the field?

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There are two reasons for this. The opposing coach fell asleep and wanted to substitute a player who had already been substituted in the 80th minute. The referee did not allow this. So no one showed up and the exchange unit was exhausted.

Therefore, the Albanians had to continue playing with ten men.


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Houssem Aouar (25, left) has signed a contract with Roma until 2028. © Charlie Trepaglio/AFP

“The Special One” had already changed hands five times, but moved its star off the bench to ensure fair conditions.

Also, with Serie A kicking off in a week, it’s not a good idea to avoid potential injuries or tensions anyway, given that Aouar only joined Roma from Olympique Lyonnais this summer.

Roma won the match 2-1 and can now welcome Salernitana next Sunday and begin their Serie A campaign with confidence.

This is why Jose Mourinho is ‘The Special One’

When he was introduced as Chelsea manager in 2004, Mourinho famously said the phrase: “Please don’t call me arrogant, but I’ve won the Champions League and I think I’m something special.” This phrase earned him the nickname “The Special One”.

At that time, the Portuguese were actually “special”. The 60-year-old won the 2004 Grand Prix with FC Porto Champions Leagueafter winning the UEFA Cup a year ago (today Europa League) had won.