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Mourinho admits he once hid in laundry basket to bypass match ban



Jose Mourinho admitted on Saturday that he once got round a two – match ban by hiding in a laundry basket so he could give a team – talk before a Champions League match .
Mourinho, sacked by Manchester United in December , told BeIN Sports how he skirted a touchline suspension on the eve of the 2005 quarter -final against Bayern Munich by getting the Chelsea kit man to help him stow away in the basket .

“ I go to the dressing room during the day so I was there from midday and the game is seven o ’ clock. I just want to be in the dressing room when the players arrive , ” the 55 -year – old recalled .
“ I went there and nobody sees me . The problem was to leave after . And the kit man put me in the basket . It was a little bit open so I could breathe .

“ But when he is taking it outside the dressing room , the UEFA guys were following and desperate to find me so he closed the box and I couldn ’ t breathe . When he opened the box I was dying . ”

( AFP)