NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » Mourinho had death threats at Porto

Mourinho had death threats at Porto

September 02, 2004 17:44 IST

Jose Mourinho said he received death threats before the Champions League final won by his Porto side last May.

Mourinho, now managing English Premier League club Chelsea told of the threats against himself and his family in a new book, "A Cycle of Victories," to be released on Sunday.

"The telephone rang and on the other end a guy said to me, 'We're not going to do anything now, because you have this final to play, but after the final, you're a dead man,'" Mourinho told TVI television. The comments were reported in O Jogo and Correio da Manha newspapers on Thursday.

"'As soon as you get back to Porto, your bed is made, we're going to get you, you don't have a chance.'"

Mourinho, 41, received another threat and told Portuguese police about them. He said he did not know who made them and it was not clear if they were related to the Champions League game or to reports that he was about to leave the club.

Porto beat Monaco 3-0 to win the final and the following month Mourinho left for Chelsea.

© Copyright 2018 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.