Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic shocked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho by sneaking up behind him and delivering a cheeky prod in the back during a live television interview.
Mourinho was speaking to Chelsea TV after his side’s dramatic 2-0 victory over PSG in the Champions League quarter-final second leg - and, after the final whistle, he was on the receiving end of a prank from one of football’s biggest names.
Ibrahimovic slowly crept up on Mourinho, who was busy assessing his team’s performance, and gave him a cheeky little poke in the back before wishing his former coach at Inter Milan good luck. The pair subsequently embraced, while Mourinho gave his best wishes to Zlatan’s family.
Mourinho coached Ibrahimovic for one season at the San Siro, but the two men instantly connected and remain friends to this day. Zlatan, who did not play in Tuesday night’s second leg at Stamford Bridge because of injury, often names Mourinho as the best coach he has worked under, alongside Italian legend Fabio Capello.
While Mourinho has claimed that Ibrahimovic was a dream to coach - a direct contrast to what some other managers including, most famously, Pep Guardiola have reported in the past.
To watch Zlatan sneak up on Mourinho and prank the Chelsea coach, click play on the video - provided by Chelsea TV - at the top of the page.