José Mourinho may or may not be thinking about returning to football management soon — possibly with Inter Milan next season? — but until then he’s enjoying a long-overdue sabbatical, telling stories on beIN Sports and apparently doing live re-enactments of famous moments in football on the ice.
The latter took place outside of Moscow of all places last night, as Avangard Omsk (who are playing their home games in Moscow this season instead), took on SKA from Saint Petersburg. Why Mourinho was there is anyone’s guess, but he dropped the ceremonial puck, took two steps, and then slipped on his ar...m. Ouch.
We certainly have to appreciate The Special One putting a new special spin on that played-out song.
Jose Mourinho was a special guest at the SKA - Avangard game. Something went really wrong at the opening face-off. Pavel Datsyuk saved The Special One pic.twitter.com/I6SBRpobxi— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) February 4, 2019
And here’s the reverse angle. As Mourinho would be the first to tell you, the third
season step is always the hardest.
KHL deleted the tweet but let us never forget this glorious Jose Mourinho wipeout pic.twitter.com/VRPrAP0RMf— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 4, 2019
Meanwhile, in the real world, Liverpool managed to drop two points away to West Ham on Monday to properly reignite the Premier League title race just a few days after it all looked done and dusted. It’s not quite Gerrard’s slip, but with Liverpool’s lead down to just three points with a third of the season still to go, it’s surely Manchester City’s title to lose at this point.