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Sensational Footage Of Jose Mourinho's Finest Piece Of Sh*thousery Involves Ibrahimovic

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Sensational Footage Of Jose Mourinho's Finest Piece Of Sh*thousery Involves Ibrahimovic

Jose Mourinho decided to substitute his goalkeeper before Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a game - because he thought the forward wasn't trying hard enough.

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The duo were at Inter Milan together in 2009 and they entertained Siena a day after being confirmed Serie A champions.

Ibrahimovic asked to be taken off throughout the game, but Mourinho wasn't convinced the Swede was up for the fight.

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He watched Luis Figo and Mario Balotelli depart for Davide Santon and Mancini respectively, while cutting a frustrated figure. Figuring he may as well have a go, Ibrahimovic scored and again glanced to the bench.

What awaited his gaze was second choice goalkeeper Paolo Orlandoni replacing Julio Cesar, meaning he had to finish the game.

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Mourinho's instincts paid off however as Ibrahimovic won the Golden Boot by a single goal at the end of May.

The Portuguese coach addressed the incident in 2014 and said he left Ibrahimovic on because his teammates weren't helping him score.

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Per Sky Sports he explained: "He was very angry and upset as he came at me. He was shouting, 'We are champions, I helped a lot to make you champions, now nobody's helping me. I want to [come off] now'.

"But I pretended not to understand him. I said, 'What? What? Do you want a drink, do you want some water?' and I threw him a bottle. I told him, 'Here, take a drink and go'. A few minutes later he scored a beautiful goal."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

The pair would work together again at Manchester United seven years later and Mourinho admits he has a special bond with the 39-year-old.

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"A player who gave me as much as Ibra will always be in my heart. He did a lot for Inter and Inter did a lot for him. I like seeing Ibra.

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Image Credit: PA

"I greet him whenever I get the chance to and I wish him all the best - except when he plays against me. He is very special, he is one of the best strikers in the world."

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Meanwhile, Mourinho is back in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur with the club battling for a place in the top four.

Featured Image Credit: @MourinhoTheGoat/Twitter

Topics: Jose Mourinho, Football, Serie A, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Inter Milan

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