Jose Mourinho once collapsed in Chelsea's team hotel

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Jose Mourinho could be forgiven if the pressure of being a Premier League manager got to him from time to time.

It's difficult to imagine the Manchester United boss caving under that stress, but it seems there are times when even the Special One needs some respite.

In a new book by Rob Beasley, the author claims he once witnessed the Special One lying face down on the floor after collapsing in Chelsea's team hotel.


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The incident reportedly took place on the Blues' pre-season tour of the USA three years ago, according to extracts of the book being serialised in the Daily Mail.

Although Beasley claims to know Mourinho well, this latest revelation might not go down too well with his old friend.

In fact, it's rather embarrassing that all this has come out now, not least because of who was there to help him on that day.

As the Special One lay there, he was tended to by none other than Dr Eva Carneiro - the same doctor who sued him and Chelsea for constructive dismissal after an incident where he allegedly called her a "daughter of a w****" for tending to Eden Hazard on the pitch.

Even back then, he was keen to play his collapse down, insisting it had come about after mixing pills for a bad back with throat medicine, as the reaction of the two made him disorientated.

Mourinho was using the throat medicine in question because he'd spent so much time shouting during training. Mystery solved.

Bad timing 

However, he might not appreciate this little health slip-up being mentioned at a time when he already seems to be in complete meltdown, making bizarre comments left, right, and centre.

Beasley has also revealed that while at Chelsea, Mourinho threatened to "break Arsene Wenger's face", a further indication he might have just lost the plot altogether.

It's like we've reached peak Mourinho too early in his United career. This is normal in his second or third years at clubs, where we've all seen a crazy media frenzy around him shortly before he leaves or gets sacked. Maybe we've got this for the whole of his time at United, who knows?

The best remedy for all this would no doubt be for the Red Devils to win against Leicester City this weekend, or else Mourinho really will have something to feel sick about.

Will Jose Mourinho win anything with Manchester United this season? Have your say in the comments. 

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