It is not unusual for a football manager, after being sacked by a club, to go into hiding for a while and not be seen until he starts appearing as pundit on TV in an attempt to get himself back in the shop window.
But try telling that to former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho.
Since being sacked by Spurs just over a week ago, the Portuguese chief, who is renowned for his charismatic charm, has been active on social media, taking to his Instagram page on five separate occasions, the first post of which came just hours after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had given him his marching orders.
Just hours after Spurs confirmed his exit, Mourinho took to Instagram to upload a video of members of the press and photographers that had gathered outside his home. Filming the snappers and Sky Sports’ Gary Cotterill, Mourinho said: “They don’t give me privacy. Even my friend Gary is disturbing me.
“That’s my life.”
Since posting that video on the day of his exit from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Mourinho has taken to Instagram a further four times, posting pictures from his time in charge at Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea.
All of the images Mourinho has posted have related to landmark memories in his highly decorated managerial career, including the time he guided Inter to victory over Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the Champions League and the time where he performed a managerial masterclass to guide Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, which is an occasion that will always be remembered for Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip.
Now, Mourinho has taken to his Instagram page once again to reflect on a special highlight in his career, this time being the second time that he won the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2006.
That season, the Blues finished eight points clear of Manchester United at the summit, ensuring they won the title for the second season in succession.
Posting an image of himself, Damian Duff, Arjen Robben and John Terry, Mourinho said: “Stamford Bridge. April 29th 2006. Hanging out with some friends on a special day.”
This is the second post that Mourinho has posted on Instagram page about Chelsea since leaving Tottenham, confirming that he does have cherished memories of his time in west London, which did see him return for a second spell in 2013.
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With the Portuguese chief seemingly using some of his free time to reflect on special memories that have happened in his career, it will be interesting to see if he does reflect on any moments that happened during his Tottenham career, although that did not feature winning a trophy.
At this moment in time, Spurs are yet to appoint a long-term successor for Mourinho, but are keen to get it wrapped up and sorted within the next few weeks.
Former midfielder Ryan Mason remains in temporary charge and will oversee Sunday’s clash with Sheffield United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.