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Jose Mourinho has shown he hasn't lost his sense of humour - or his box-office appeal - in his first reaction to the announcement that he's been sacked as Tottenham manager.
That came via a club statement on Monday morning and - by Monday afternoon - Sky Sports, the UK media and photographers were swarming around 'The Special One' in London. Not that he seemed to mind too much.
In a first-person video shared via Instagram, Mourinho narrated the scene in front of us as the cameras clicked.
"They don't give me privacy," Jose suavely intoned. "Even my friend Gary [Cotterill], he is disturbing me. That's my life."
The 58-year-old who can be by turns incredibly thin-skinned or remarkably charming seems, on this evidence, to be taking his removal as Spurs boss with good grace.
Fans praised him on social media (admittedly, not many of them Tottenham fans) for taking the press attention with such cheery good humour. Almost as if he enjoys being the centre of attention.
Mourinho's sacking came after a 2-2 draw with Everton which left the club in seventh spot in the Premier League and five points off the top four having played a game more than Chelsea (fifth) and Liverpool (sixth).
However given the stunning European Super League news, nobody is quite sure what that will mean regarding Champions League qualification.
What we do know for sure is that Tottenham face Manchester City in Sunday's Carabao Cup final with 29-year-old Ryan Mason temporarily in charge of first-team affairs.
We await to see exactly what Mourinho will have to say about his turbulent season at Spurs, which ended in a reportedly hefty payout.
Presumably once Gary and co. have had time to talk to Jose on the sunny streets of London.
Featured image credit: Instagram @josemourinho
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