Jose Mourinho Explains Why He Once Jumped Out Of A Window With His Dog To Avoid Police

Jose Mourinho

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has revealed the bizarre circumstances that led to him fleeing police with his beloved Yorkshire Terrier in a bag.

Back in 2007, The Special One was still enjoying life in West London as boss at Chelsea. While in his first spell at Stamford Bridge Mourinho netted The Blues two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and three League Cups as the Roman Abramovic era at the club got into full swing.

However, Mourinho found himself on the sticky end of some rough justice when he was arrested by police for obstruction. Jose Mourinho had sought to evade attempts to have his dog, Leya, taken into quarantine after bringing her from Portugal to the UK after officials believed the Yorkshire Terrier hadn’t received the necessary vaccinations.

Now speaking on the 433’s The Home Of Football podcast Jose Mourinho has explained the lengths he went to not to be separated from his prized pooch:

“We had a dog, it was coming from Portugal. Obviously, the dog had all the injections, everything was under control but the English authorities wanted it in quarantine. The dog was so small, so fragile. The kids were very small, they were in love with the dog.”

“The police tried to get into the house to take the dog into quarantine. I grabbed it and put it in a backpack, I jumped out the window without them seeing me and took her to a friend’s house.”

“They considered it an obstruction of justice, they took me to the police department. I had to answer questions. I had to ring a lawyer to resolve the problem. That dog never forgot it and is still in love with me, it never forgot it!”

Leya sadly passed away in 2019 while Mourinho was in his seventeen-month spell in charge of Tottenham Hotspur

h/t SportBible