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Jose Mourinho shares a number of jokes with Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill outside his home

‘They don’t give me privacy… that’s my life!’ Jose Mourinho shares a number of jokes with Sky Sports reporter and ‘my friend’ Gary Cotterill outside his home… with the Portuguese in a jovial mood despite his sacking as Tottenham boss on Monday

  • Jose Mourinho was dismissed as Tottenham manager on Monday morning 
  • The Portuguese did not win a trophy during a topsy-turvy 17 months in charge 
  • Yet he was in jovial mood when he arrived back home in London on Monday 
  • He recorded photographers and joked with Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill 

Jose Mourinho was in a jovial mood despite his Tottenham sacking on Monday as he joked with reporters and photographers outside his home in London. 

The Portuguese was dismissed as Spurs boss after 17 months in charge and just six days before his side fight for silverware against Manchester City in the final of the Carabao Cup. 

Despite the abrupt end to his tenure, the 58-year-old shared a number of laughs with photographers and toyed with Sky Sports reporter and friend Gary Cotterill when probed with questions about his sacking. 

Jose Mourinho videoed photographers and reporters outside his home on Monday afternoon 

The manager, who was sacked on Monday as Spurs boss, hugged Sky Sports reporter and 'my friend' Gary Cotterill - but refused to answer any questions

The manager, who was sacked on Monday as Spurs boss, hugged Sky Sports reporter and ‘my friend’ Gary Cotterill – but refused to answer any questions 

Mourinho whipped out his phone at one point, recording the scene outside his home with Cotterill and reporters saying: ‘I am going to post and I am going to complain about lack of privacy. 

‘They don’t give me privacy, even my friend Gary is disturbing me. That’s my life!’

Then, speaking to Cotterill, he said: ‘You are going to be on my Instagram, 1.9million (followers)!’ 

Mourinho refused to answer questions about his departure, or the controversial new European Super League which Spurs have signed up to. 

He then hugged Cotterill before he entered his home in a jovial scene on a sunny afternoon in the capital. 

Mourinho and his team were earlier taking enormous photos out of his boot, including one picture with his son following Manchester United’s victory in the 2017 Europa League final against Ajax. 

Mourinho also removed a photo of him with his son Jose Jnr after a triumph in 2017

Then-Manchester United manager Mourinho celebrated with his son after the 2017 Europa League final victory against Ajax

Mourinho also removed a photo of him with his son Jose Jnr after a triumph in 2017 (right) 

Meanwhile, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly decided to sack Mourinho in the fear that as many as 10 first team players would push for transfers this summer if he remained in charge. 

According to Eurosport, Levy took the decision because he did not want to lose his ‘dream team’ of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale this summer. 

Spurs are desperate to keep leading goalscorer Kane, but the England captain is set to attract interest from other clubs at the end of the season.  

Mourinho appeared to have a positive relationship with Kane and Son Heung-min, who both thanked the manager for his time with the club on social media.

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min took to Instagram to admit he has been left with 'no words'

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min took to Instagram to admit he has been left with ‘no words’

Son wrote a message and insisted he feels 'truly grateful' to have worked with Mourinho

Son wrote a message and insisted he feels ‘truly grateful’ to have worked with Mourinho

Kane wrote: ‘Thank you for everything boss. A pleasure to have worked together. I wish you all the best for your next chapter.’

Meanwhile, Son said: ‘I have no words to describe how I’m feeling, it’s been a pleasure to work with you.

‘I’m sorry things didn’t work out and truly grateful for the time we’ve had together. Good luck and all the best for the future.’  

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