Jose Mourinho set to disregard social distancing guideline to hug Carlo Ancelotti

Jose Mourinho set to disregard social distancing guideline to hug Carlo Ancelotti

- Jose Mourinho seems ready to face the consequences of flouting social distancing rule

- The Portuguese-born manager has vowed to hug Carlo Ancelotti when they face off tonight

- Tottenham seek to return to winning ways when they battle Everton at White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is planning to disregard the social distancing rules to embrace Carlo Ancelotti when they face off on Monday night.

The North Londoners hope to return to winning ways when they battle Everton as they hope to finish strong this season.

They are currently 10th on the table with 45 points - 12 points behind Chelsea who are currently fourth at the moment.

Mourinho had been in trouble earlier during the lockdown after being spotted training along with three other players in a North London park.

However, the former Chelsea and Manchester United handler has publicly admitted he will flout the rules to embrace the Italian he "loves".

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Both managers are still two of the best in the world with the duo of boasting of 31 major trophies including five Champions Leagues between them.

Mourinho said: "I think he's a fantastic guy. I think I'm going to break the rules. Now is one-metre distance. I'm going to break the rules and I'm going to hug him because I like Carlo very much.

"As a person I had the privilege to know him for a few years, to stay and be with him a few times in Uefa meetings in some different occasions and I just love Carlo."

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Managers and players have been encouraged to greet themselves with their elbow bump instead of hugging or shaking each other.

Jose Mourinho set to disregard social distancing guideline to hug Carlo Ancelotti

Jose Mourinho in one of his cheeky moments with Man City boss Pep Guardiola - credit: Getty Images
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SunSport reports that the former Real Madrid manager may not be able to resist giving the man he admires a big cuddle at White Hart Lane.

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Mourinho added: "I think everyone in football admires Carlo as a coach and as a person. If you don't know him as a person, at least you know him as a coach.

"It's not because I like him so much as a person that I'm going to say the obvious, which is: he's one of the top managers in the world of the last two decades and of course now.

"I think it's a privilege for the Premier League to have Carlo back, it's a privilege for Everton to have Carlo as manager, or head coach, whatever way you want to call him.

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"As a manager we all know him, and we don't need to speak of him, because his office in his house, I don't know if it's the house in Milan or London or Liverpool but some office in one of his houses is full of cups so he doesn't need anyone to speak about Carlo."

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Flouting guidelines could see the Portuguese sanctioned at the end of the clash later today. earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has blamed his players for their disappointing 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The North Londoners were hammered 3-1 thereby putting their Champions League qualification under serious doubts.

Sander Berge put Chris Wilder's men in front from close range just one minute after the half-hour mark with Chris Basham claiming the assist.

The publication further reported that Lucas Vazquez has aroused the interest of Premier League side Tottenham for a possible £15million move from Real Madrid in the summer.

The Spain international has struggled to break into Zinedine Zidane's first team and is currently on the sidelines nursing a calf injury.

Vazquez had made 201 appearances for Los Blancos in over five years at the Bernabeu, helping them win three Champions League and La Liga titles.

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