Jose Mourinho's most iconic moments in the Champions League

Inter Milan's Portuguese  coach Jose Mou

Jose Mourinho will take to the home dugout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time tonight. 

The north Londoners can confirm qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League by beating Olympiacos. 

That's quite the feat given some of their awful results in Europe so far this season, which include throwing away a two-goal lead against the Greek side and losing 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich. 

Tuesday night marks the beginning of a new era.

What was a fairly run-of-the-mill game suddenly has the whole continent intrigued. 

Some of the Special One's most famous - read, controversial - moments have come in the competition across spells with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.

5. The ear-cup

United mounted an incredible comeback away to Juventus, despite trailing for most of the game courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's goal. Juan Mata and a Leonardo Bonucci own goal turned it around for United and Mourinho, prompting this...


He was sacked a month later.

4. When he became an 'enemy of football' 

Mourinho lost it with referee Anders Frisk as Chelsea played Barcelona. He wrongly accused then Barca boss Frank Rijkaard of visiting Frisk in his room at half-time, so he wasn't "surprised" when Didier Drogba was sent off. UEFA's referees committee Volker Roth called him an "enemy of football". Frisk subsequently retired. 

Barcelona v Chelsea

3. The laundry basket

Mourinho's behaviour towards Frisk earned him a £9,000 fine two-game ban, meaning he wasn't allowed in the dressing room when the Blues played Bayern Munich. That wasn't going to stop him, however, as he overcame both UEFA rules and an intense bout of claustrophobia to hide in a laundry basket. 

Chelsea's Manager Jose Mourinho arrives

2. The final whistle - Barcelona vs Inter Milan

This was the Portuguese at his defensive best. Inter had won the first leg 3-1 and headed to Camp Nou with three holding midfielders. The Nerazzurri held out and made the final, before going on to win the whole thing. 

A file picture taken on April 28, 2010 s

1. The knee slide 

Mourinho had already irked Sir Alex Ferguson when the pair clashed over Roy Keane's red card in the first leg, but he announced himself to the world as Porto stunned Manchester United on their way to winning the Champions League in 2004 - and Mourinho had a celebration to match.

Let's see how long the 'humble' act lasts at Tottenham.

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