Football legend completes fall from grace
Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has ceremonially opened an ice hockey game in Russia and promptly fallen on the ice.
The Portuguese manager was given the honour of making the first puck drop on Monday at the Kontinental Hockey League game between Avangard Omsk and SKA St. Petersburg.
As he turned to walk off the ice, and then back to shake hands with the players, he slipped on the red carpet and fell backwards before being helped up by SKA player and two-time Stanley Cup winner Pavel Datsyuk.
Jose Mourinho slips in Ice Hockey game. 🏒 🤣🤣🤣pic.twitter.com/OoKuXcELaJ— Mozo Football (@MozoSports) 4 February 2019
There were no immediate reports that Mourinho was injured in any way apart from maybe some pride. Avangard won 2-0.
The 56-year-old has been without a club since December when United fired him for poor results.