José Mourinho paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday.
Mourinho, currently managing AS Roma, paid tribute to Diego Maradona as he visited a mural of his prior to Roma’s match against Napoli on Monday. The AS Roma coach is seen walking and placing flowers in front of the mural as both men were good friends.
When Maradona passed away in 2020, Mourinho had nothing but kind words to say:
“Maradona the world knows, the world never forgets. I made sure that my son knows a lot about him, even being born after he was a player. I know my son will make sure when he is a father he will not let his kids forget.
“It was a bit similar with [Alfredo] Di Stefano; I never saw him play football, but my dad made sure I knew a lot about him. With these generations, we have players of our generations, and in my generation was what everybody knows.
“Then there’s Diego the guy. That one, I miss. I feel sorry that I didn’t spend more time with him, I would have loved to. I think his family, his friends and colleagues are very privileged to know him well and spend time with him.
“I know him well enough and in my big defeats, he would always call me. In my big victories, never. But I will miss Diego, and I am very sad but I have a smile because with him, every minute I spent with him was to laugh.”
José Mourinho paying tribute to Diego Maradona as AS Roma play Napoli on Monday. This via AS Roma. pic.twitter.com/pigWz9fhKv
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) April 17, 2022