Jose Mourinho's house broken into while he watched Portugal win Euro 2016

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A man attempted to break into Jose Mourinho’s house while the Manchester United boss was watching the Euro 2016 final.

Gabor Roman, 25, has been sentenced to four weeks in prison for attempting to burgle the Portuguese’s central London property on July 10.

Roman’s attempts to sneak in through the basement were foiled when a maid spotted him and screamed, “What are you doing here?”, The Sun reported.


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A security guard, who had earlier spotted Roman surveying properties along the street, stopped the criminal as he attempted to flee.

Images have been released which show Mourinho and his wife Matilde Faria looking on as police handcuff the intruder.

Mourinho looks on

One witness said: “Jose looked dumbfounded. I don’t think it had registered with the guy [the burglar] he was trying to burgle the house of the world’s most famous football coach."

Roman was jailed for four weeks by Westminster magistrates on Tuesday after admitting attempted burglary.

Another on-looker added: “The prowler was trying not to be obvious but he clearly did not fit in with such an upscale area.

“The guard saw him trying all the house doors, leaning against them with his shoulder.

“He followed him on the opposite side of the road, using the cars for cover. The first open door the guy found was Jose’s basement gate.

"It was perfect timing when the Portuguese maid screamed, ‘What are you doing here?’ - because at that moment the security man blocked the getaway.

“The burglar was threatening to punch him but he stood his ground. With nowhere to go, the burglar just smoked a cigarette.

“The way he was walking and talking he seemed to be on something. He looked really moody and nervous.”

“The look on Jose’s face when he peered out was priceless.”

Eventful Sunday

July 10 certainly was an eventful day for the United manager. He had earlier watched Andy Murray defeat Milos Raonic in the men’s final at Wimbledon before settling down to watch Portugal win the European Championship with a 1-0 win over France.

He certainly couldn’t have imagined his Sunday would include watching a burglar being taken away from his house.

Mourinho has proven during his managerial career that he isn’t fazed by many things and you couldn’t have predicted what his evening had entailed based on his Instagram post following Portugal’s win.

The 53-year-old looked utterly delighted as he held a Portugal scarf with the message: “if you want to visit the country of the european champions visit PORTUGAL”.

Mourinho will hope to bring similar success to United this season. He arrived in May with one goal: make the Red Devils champions again.

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