Mourinho ‘smuggled out of training ground in car boot’ after Chelsea sacking

Jose Mourinho was smuggled out of Chelsea's training ground through a car boot after being sacked for the second time.

The now-Tottenham boss was given the reins for a second time at Stamford Bridge in 2013 and helped win a fourth Premier League title for the club in 2015.

But just months after that, he had been sacked after a shocking run of nine defeats in 16 matches.

Chelsea were hovering above the relegation zone in 16th amid a backdrop of player and coach fallouts.

Club chief Michael Emenalo revealed that 'palpable discord' was the reason behind Mourinho's dismissal on December 17, 2015.

However, to escape the paparazzi, the Portuguese coach was bundled into the boot of Silvino Louro's SUV.

According to The Athletic, a decoy car was also used to ward off the photographers – which worked to a tee.

Pictures emerged the next day of a man who was believed to be Mourinho with a hoodie over his face.

But it turns out that this was not The Special One, but actually Chelsea's player liaison officer Kevin Campello.

The car was followed for about half an hour before some noticed that not all is right.

This gave Mourinho ample time to hide in Louro's boot and escape through London, in a plan that was conjured up after his dismissal.

The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager was called in to a meeting with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and director Eugene Tenenbaum shortly after the club staff had just had their Christmas lunch in the canteen.

The meeting lasted just 10 minutes where Mourinho was sacked but The Athletic report the conversation was civil.

It did not take long for the coach to find work again, though, and he was in charge at Manchester United for the next season.

At the Red Devils, he won the Europa League and the League Cup before being dismissed again in his third campaign in charge.

He now leads Tottenham, who are in fine form at the moment and find themselves top of the Premier League.

His last league title came at Chelsea five years ago – the longest spell in his career without landing such a trophy.

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