Jose Mourinho: Late father of Macedonian journalist's wishes granted by Spurs boss

Jose Mourinho: Late father of Macedonian journalist's wishes granted by Spurs boss

Jose Mourinho Tottenham Hotspur manager granted one of the dying wishes of a father of a Macedonian journalist.

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The reporter revealed that his late dad told him to take a picture with the legendary coach anytime he has an opportunity.

However, his dream came true when the 57-year-old and his Spurs armies traveled to Macedonia for their Europa League third qualification round.

The North Londoners reached this stage of the competition after coming from one goal down to beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2-1 last week.

Jose Mourinho: Late father of Macedonian journalist's wishes granted by Spurs boss
Jose Mourinho with Spurs' players in training. Credit - Getty Images
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Although the former Manchester United handler had finished his pre-match conference, he was said to have returned to the zoom call after the club was informed that a local journalist was upset after missing out on a chance to speak to his idol.

"First greetings to you from him, but he is now in heaven.

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"One of the occasions when he was very sick he told me if I ever have the opportunity to see you to ask for a picture with you because he always raised me like you when you are the head coach of any team. Psychologically, winning or losing, he has massive respect for you.
"If you allow me a picture of you I will frame it and put it in his eternal resting place. If the match goes good for you and your team will you allow me to do that?"

Mourinho confirmed that he would be honoured and will make plans to make it happen after their game on Wednesday, September 24. He said:

"The picture has nothing to do with the result. The picture is done. We'll do it.

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"If you can meet us before the game or in the hotel it'll maybe be easier. After the game. It has nothing to do with the result. My pleasure to take a picture with you and my honour to your father and respect that he felt so strongly about me."

Spurs head into the game on the back of a 5-2 victory over Southampton - Heung-min Son scoring four goals while Harry Kane also finding the back of the net once. earlier reported that West Ham United manager David Moyes could be the first Premier League boss to be sacked this season.

The Hammers have suffered back-to-back defeats to Newcastle United and Arsenal - conceding four goals and scoring just once in the process.

Moyes men are already swimming in the relegation zone - sitting just one point above Fulham, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.

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