Jose Mourinho lost his cool after AS Roma were defeated on penalties by Sevilla in the final of the 2022/23 UEFA Europa League.
The Portuguese was visibly angry with referee Anthony Taylor and he showed his disgust by confronting the English referee in the car park.
Roma and Sevilla battled to a 1-1 draw after extra time in the final which was played in Budapest, Hungary.
But unfortunately, Jose Mourinho’s side couldn’t hold their nerves from the 18-yard box as Gianluca Mancini and Roger Ibanez missed their own penalty kicks.
Lucas Ocampos had taken Sevilla in front during the shootout but Bryan Cristante leveled matters for the Giallorossi.
Erik Lamela and Ivan Rakitic scored their kicks before Gonzalo Montiel handed his side the victory.
Montiel also scored the winning penalty at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar which saw Argentina defeat France via shootout.
Jose Mourinho was livid at how Anthony Taylor had officiated the encounter as he felt there were a lot of calls which the Mancunian missed that could have changed the outcome of the game.
Jose Mourinho seen calling Anthony Taylor “a disgrace”
After the encounter, a video emerged on Social media which showed Jose Mourinho calling Anthony Taylor “a disgrace”.
When they initially arrived, Mourinho said in English: “F***ing disgrace man, it’s a f***ing disgrace.”
He afterwards changed to Italian to vehemently say “F*** off” at the match officials who took charge of the final.
A furious Mourinho who had lost his first European final on the night was also seen approaching the mini-bus taking Anthony Taylor and Michael Oliver away from the stadium to say: “Congratulations, you f***ing disgrace.”
Previously, the 60-year-old had won 5 out the 5 European finals he had contested in, however he couldn’t continue that streak against Europa League heavyweights Sevilla.
The governing body of football in Europe, UEFA, are waiting on the referee’s match report before deciding if they are going to penalize Jose Mourinho for his actions.
The final loss to Sevilla confirms Roma’s unavailability in the UEFA Champions League next season and that has led to questions regarding the future of Mourinho in Rome.
Paris Saint Germain are said to be interested in getting the services of Jose Mourinho and they would scrutinize their options after the expiration of the season.
Head coach Christophe Galtier’s contract comes to an end in 2024 and one can’t tell if the Frenchman has done anything spectacular handling the side.
Jose Mourinho speaking with Sky Italian concerning his future said: “I have to fight for these lads and therefore not say objectively that I will remain.
“I spoke to the club in December when I had that approach from the Portuguese national team.
“I have not had any contact with anyone else since then.
He also said: “I have a year left on my contract and this is the situation.”
In a post match presser, Jose Mourinho aired out grievances loudly regarding the officiating last Wednesday.
He said: “Next year we won’t be playing the Champions League and that’s a good thing because we’re not made for it.
“And let’s hope that Taylor, only officiates games in the Champions League and does the same bull**** there that he did tonight, and not in the Europa League.
“It was an intense, vibrant game with a referee who seemed Spanish. It was yellow, yellow, yellow all the time.
“The injustice is shown by the fact Lamela should’ve had a second yellow, he didn’t, and he converted a penalty in the shoot-out.”
Additionally, Jose Mourinho who lost a 20-year unbeaten run in the final of a European continental competition handed his runners-up medal to a fan in the stands after the presentation.
Speaking concerning that to Movistar, Mourinho expressed how he doesn’t keep silver medals.
The Portuguese said: “That’s what I did, I don’t want silver medals. I don’t keep silver medals, so I gave it away.”
Next up for Jose Mourinho and Roma is their final league game of the season against Spezia at the Stadio Olimpico.