Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he was put in jail in the lead up to his side's FA Cup final clash with Manchester United in 2007.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Mourinho, who was speaking to Gary Lineker on his BBC Documentary The Road to FA Cup Glory, claims that he wouldn't let the police take his dog from his home after a vet suggested that he illegally took the dog from Portugal in a private plane.
Ultimately, despite his problems in the week leading up to the Wembley showdown, the Portuguese tactician secured the FA Cup silverware as the Blues beat Manchester United by one goal to nil after extra time.
Mourinho told Linekar: "I won the FA Cup but it was a complicated week for me because I was in jail because of my dog.
"It's an odd story, the vet thought I was taking the dog from Portugal in a private plane and without the legal situation.
"They sent the police to my house to take the dog, but I didn't let them take the dog. So, because they didn't take the dog they took me for obstruction to justice.
"It was a difficult week - I was in that final but my family was not there because they had to stay in Portugal with the dog, for the dog not to go to jail."
Ferguson tips Chelsea for success
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped Chelsea for even more success over the coming years.
Ferguson, who retired from the game back in 2013 after claiming the Premier League title, has insisted that the Portuguese tactician is a 'winner'.
When talking about Mourinho, as reported by ESPN, Ferguson stated: "He's a successful man, a winner. He deserves the award. I thought he had the best squad. John Terry played every game.
"Champions will always be the ones to beat. Jose knows his squad well. He's settled. It's going to be a very successful few years for Chelsea."
Costa to emulate Drogba
Chelsea striker Diego Costa cam emulate club legend Didier Drogba, according to central defender Gary Cahill.
As reported by the club's official site, Cahill, who starred in the same team as both Drogba and Costa at times this season, has insisted that the Spanish international has been 'phenomenal' for the club since joined from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid this past summer.
Cahill stated: "I know it's the second time Didier's been here but obviously it's sad that he's played his last game for the club. They're big shoes to fill but Diego couldn't have started his Chelsea career any better.
"He said a few words before we left the hotel, it was only brief but it was good. I'm sure one day we'll see him back at the club. I don't think he's gone forever but probably from a playing point of view that was his last game.
"They're big shoes to fill but Diego couldn't have started his Chelsea career any better. He's had a couple of injuries but nevertheless his goalscoring ratio has been phenomenal.
"He'll be a big player here and with Diego in the team you're a far better side."
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