For a man who initially started as a translator for foreign coaches, Jose Mourinho undeniably came a long way to establish himself as one of the best football managers in the world. Owing to his shrewd tactics and understanding of the game, the Portuguese won two UEFA Champions League and three Premier League titles amongst other notable tournament wins with multiple football clubs across the globe.
In fact, it was his coaching success that saw him being roped in by Manchester United as their new manager in 2016. But, a series of dismal seasons, comprised of disappointing results, and deteriorating relations with players that eventually got him sacked at Old Trafford last December.
Since then, Mourinho, amid all the criticism and backlash from fans, has gone about enjoying life away from the dug-out. He carried out some media work and was seen spending time with his family in the warmer climes of his homeland. More recently, he has appeared as a special guest for Avangard Omsk's ice hockey match against SKA St. Petersburg in Siberia. But, just like his stint with United, it was an outing to forget.
Jose Mourinho was a special guest at the SKA - Avangard game. Something went really wrong at the opening face-off. Pavel Datsyuk saved The Special One pic.twitter.com/I6SBRpobxi— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) February 4, 2019
After dropping the puck between Avangard's Evgeny Medvedev and SKA's Pavel Datsyuk, Mourinho was looking to occupy his space in the crowd to enjoy the match. But, as he turned around to walk back along the red carpet, the former United boss fell on the ice as the carpet slipped beneath his feet.
absolutely nailed the impression, is there anything this man can't do? ðpic.twitter.com/gXFba1qD3F
Mourinho was quick to laugh off the incident as Datsyuk helped him back to his feet. The incident pretty much summed up his recent troubles and football fans made full use of the opportunity to take a dig at Mourinho on the social media.February 4, 2019
Sums up Mourinho's last season st united— Zed (@danzed_) February 4, 2019
Specialist in fallure.— glueface (@face_glue) February 5, 2019
ððððThe Chosen one!!ððððð.....doing a Gemma Collins on ice!!ðððððit don't get any funnier!ððð— D (@quatermass3) February 5, 2019
The slippy one— Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) February 4, 2019
Gemma Collins in disguise?— TomStLawrence (@tomstlawrence) February 4, 2019 February 4, 2019
Secret lemonade drinker ð¤pic.twitter.com/c7L2Y8uMG9— Black and White Boy (@Biz_McIntosh) February 4, 2019
Paul Pogba wishes he'd been thereð¤£ð¤£— Jack Clark (@saddlerjack05) February 4, 2019