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Jose Mourinho's father has operation after stroke

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It's a time of euphoria around Chelsea Football Club. Which is as it should be -- if we don't win our first title in five years on Sunday, we all know it'll be just a matter of time. But amidst all the happiness, things can still go wrong. A report from A Bola claims that José Mourinho's father, José Mourinho Félix, has undergone a successful operation in Lisbon following a stroke, and that he's now in recovery.

Sometimes it's difficult to remember that football personalities exist outside of the game. The sport is so sensationalised it can sometimes seem as though they simply pop up around matches for our own amusement. But that's obviously not true, and I imagine it's been a difficult week for the Mourinho family, even though the operation was a success, so as we close in on the title, I hope Chelsea fans keep them in their thoughts. Here's to a quick recovery to Mourinho Senior!

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