Fans take to Twitter with hilarious memes after Roma appoint Mourinho

‘Say a prayer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling’: Fans take to Twitter with hilarious memes after Jose Mourinho is announced as the next Roma boss… confirming an intriguing reunion with two of his old Manchester United stars in Serie A

  • Jose Mourinho is already back in football after being named next Roma manager
  • He was trending worldwide on Twitter almost immediately after the news broke
  • Fans offered prayers to ex-United stars Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Both left United under Mourinho but will now be managed by Portuguese again 

Jose Mourinho’s shock appointment as the next Roma boss got Twitter talking on Tuesday afternoon – with hundreds saying their prayers for Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The pair were both frozen out of Manchester United when the Portuguese was in charge, and they will now be joined in Rome by their former boss.

In the minutes after the shock announcement, Mourinho was trending worldwide on social media, with a series of hilarious memes going viral.

Twitter was awash with memes and jokes after Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Roma manager

Fans joked that Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan won’t have enjoyed the news

Many Twitter users offered their prayers to the former Manchester United pair now in Rome

Many remarked that Mourinho was not out of a job for long, with one using a Simpsons meme

Posting a video of Piers Morgan storming out of the Good Morning Britain studio, SPORTBible wrote: ‘When Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling found out that Jose Mourinho was their new manager.’

Another post included a video of a man dropping his phone, alongside the caption: ‘Smalling and Mkhitaryan when finding out the man they travelled 1300 miles to get away from is turning up to training next week.’

On the other hand, one Twitter user went for a more positive approach, claiming that Mourinho is the man to turn Smalling into ‘Smalldini’.

Other social media users looked ahead to Mourinho vs Antonio Conte, with the new Roma boss set to come up against his old foe when his side face Inter Milan.

Smalling and Mkhitaryan are set to reunite with Mourinho when he takes over in the summer

The pair were not popular under Mourinho at United but will now play under him once more

Another touchline battle with Antonio Conte whetted the appetite for others on Twitter

Conte and Mourinho came to blows in the Premier League on a number of occasions previously when managing Manchester United and Chelsea. 

The Special One will take over at the Serie A giants in the summer, when current boss Paulo Fonseca leaves the club.

He was only sacked as Tottenham manager on April 19, leaving just a three-week gap between jobs for the 58-year-old. 

There was a more positive vibe from this fan, who predicted Smalling will become ‘Smalldini’

One account used a picture of Mourinho celebrating as Inter Milan boss for their joke

Smalling has been trying to kickstart his career in Serie A after leaving Manchester United

Mkhitaryan (left) didn’t have a great time of it with Mourinho at Old Trafford a few years ago

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