Damien Duff started in Shamrock Rovers 5-3 win over Drogheda United in Tallaght Stadium last night. Ahead of the game, he reminisced on his time with Jose Mourinho's imperious Chelsea team of 2004-06.
Speaking to the Telegraph's Sam Wallace, he urged Chelsea to stick with Mourinho, claiming he had the ability to 'build a dynasty at Stamford Bridge.
The last time he exchanged pleasantries with Mourinho was in his final season at Fulham. It is a testament to the enduring power of Mourinho's personality.
Two years ago at Stamford Bridge I was coming out into the tunnel and he (Mourinho) saw me and gave me a hug and a kiss. He said a couple of words in my ear and I went out there and had probably the best half of football I had all season. And he’s not even my manager.
One would well believe it. Fulham had about 19 managers that season and none were able to inspire much out of their players.