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Watch: Terry Recalls The Time Mourinho Hid In Laundry Basket Due To Ban

Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Jose Mourinho was incredible at Chelsea. He turned the team into the best in England, ripping through the Premier League in his first two seasons in charge.

While he couldn't get over the line in the Champions League, one of the most famous incidents from his time in charge came in their quarter final tie against Bayern Munich.


The Portuguese manager was suspended for the first leg at Stamford Bridge, meaning he wasn't meant to be in the stadium. However, he insisted on delivering the team talk. To do this, he hid in a laundry basket so he wouldn't be spotted by UEFA officials.

You couldn't make it up. While Mourinho confirmed the truth to the story last year, John Terry has now also went through exactly what happened.

Speaking to Sky, he said that the players had no idea Mourinho was going to make an appearance.

He was suspended for the Bayern Munich game, he's obviously not allowed in the stadium.

The kit man had to bring him through all the security... and about halfway to the dressing room, he's banging on the top going: 'I can't breathe! Get me out! Get me out!'

So the kit man had to speed up and get him in. We're all thinking that the assistant, Mick McGiven or Andre Villas-Boas, are going to give a speech at half-time.

All of a sudden, he just gets wheeled in in a skip - and out he pops.

Still looking a million dollars! He still looks unbelievable - his hair has not moved or anything.

Some going.

Chelsea would go on to win the game 4-2 and would advance to the semi-final. Mourinho would probably tell you the team talk made all the difference. Unfortunately fo him, they would go on to be eliminated by Liverpool thanks to Luis Garcia's 'ghost goal'.

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