A Macedonian journalist’s day was made by Jose Mourinho after the Tottenham boss agreed to take an image with him earlier than his aspect’s Europa League qualifier with Shkendija on Thursday.
The freelance reporter, referred to as Igor Aleksandrovic, was upset after failing to ask a query on time on the pre-match press convention and lacking out on the possibility to talk to Mourinho, who his late father had idolised.
Phrase made its approach again to Tottenham’s press group and Mourinho was introduced again into the room for a chat with Aleksandrovic, who requested two questions concerning the recreation after which a really private favour.
He stated: “Howdy boss, that is the distinctive alternative for me to ask you two questions and one favour. I’ve to ask you one thing on behalf of my father.
“First greetings to you from him, however he’s now in heaven. One of many events when he was very sick he informed me if I ever have the chance to see you, to ask for an image with you as a result of he at all times raised me such as you when you find yourself the pinnacle coach of any group, psychologically profitable or shedding – he has large respect for you.
“In case you permit me an image of you I’ll body it and put it in his everlasting resting place. If the match goes good for you and your group will you permit me to do this?”
Mourinho was humbled by the journalist’s story and promised an image can be doable.
The Portuguese stated, earlier than answering the 2 football-related questions: “Thanks a lot. The image has nothing to do with the outcome.
“The image is completed, let’s do it. In case you can meet us earlier than the sport, or possibly within the resort is less complicated. If it’s after the sport, it’s after the sport. It’s nothing to do with outcomes.
“My pleasure to do the image with you. And my honour to your father and respect that he feels so robust about me. I don’t deserve that.”