Jose Mourinho is known to be a coach who thinks up creative ways to go about things and new reports have confirmed an old urban legend of the Portuguese manager.
According to reports, the former Chelsea manager once hid inside a laundry basket to pass messages across to his players even while being suspended.
In a 2007 match against Bayern Munich which Mourinho was suspended for, it was reported that he hid amongst dirty clothes to instruct the players on tactics.
While Mourinho has denied these allegations, former Porto and Chelsea midfielder, Maniche has written a book in which he said that the Portuguese indeed did these things.
Mourinho, in the second season as Porto coach was prevented from giving instructions to his team in the interval of the game between Boavista and Porto,” the midfielder said in his book called ‘Maniche 18’,
“We were all in the dressing room when,suddenly a basket of dirty clothes appeared in the middle of the room, and in the middle of the clothes came Mourinho!
“He hid himself so he could go to the dressing room to give instructions to his players.”
Mourinho has since then managed Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Manchester United.