Video of Jose Mourinho playing 5-a-side football with his son in London


It’s coming up for three months since Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United.

The Portuguese coach, who was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, is currently biding his time waiting for the right opportunity to return to management.

Reports from Spain suggest he won’t be waiting much longer, however, with Real Madrid expected to re-appoint the 56-year-old in place of Santiago Solari.

In the meantime, Mourinho has been keeping busy doing media work for various international broadcasters.

One of those broadcasters is RT - formerly known as Russia Today - who have got the experienced coach signed up to his own show called ‘On the touchline with Jose Mourinho’.

From that show, footage has emerged of Mourinho playing 5-a-side football in London with his son, Jose Mario.

For a man in his mid-50s, Mourinho possesses pretty decent technique. All those hours on the training pitch with world-class players like Cristiano Ronaldo and, ahem, Paul Pogba have clearly paid off.


However, it’s quite funny that none of Jose Mario’s mates wants to get stuck into the revered football manager.

They all keep their distance, probably to avoid angering him. They all know what Jose Snr. can be like.

Watch the video here…

“I stay in the comfortable position on the pitch behind the guys, where I can organise,” Mourinho told RT, per The Sun.

“I start the building-up and I don't run much. They are young guys. My kid is 19. All the other guys are between 19 and 25.

“How would I describe myself on the pitch? I think I am the coach on the pitch, organising, speaking, leading.


“I played in the Portuguese second division, which is like the English Championship, some of us were students, some of the guys had part-time jobs.

“I was 19 or 20, but then I went to university, and it was hard to be at that level and study at the same time. When I finished uni, I went immediately into coaching aged 25."

After the 5-a-side session, Jose Mario told RT: “I always love playing with my dad, it’s amazing for us, we used to do it on holiday all the time on the beach.”

Asked if he enjoyed it, Mourinho added: “Of course. I’ve played with him since he was a kid.

“Now I miss more because he’s a young man and plays with his friends and I miss him a lot, so every second I can be with him is a blessing - and he plays well!”


The reporter then asked the big question: who’s the better player?

“He plays better than me,” Mourinho conceded after a brief pause. “Of course. He plays better than me.”

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