Speculation that Jose Mourinho is getting itchy feet in La Liga gained more substance last night when he seemingly popped on our television screens masquerading as a handball coach for the Croatia women’s team.
Sporting the familiar silver fox crew cut and an expression of pure disdain for life, we were almost duped in to believing that the Real Madrid manager was having a crack at adding a gold medal to his bounty of sporting silverware.
The true identity of the feather-spitting official was Vladimir Canjuga. Last night he led his girls to a shock 30-28 win over Olympic tournament favourites Russia – an uncompromising reversal of odds reminiscent of the ex-Inter Milan boss’s victory against Barcelona in his San Siro days.
This is the first time the London Olympics have thrown up a Chelsea legend lookalike. Yet to be surpassed for sheer doppelganger magnificence is the flagbearer of Mozambique at the opening ceremony. Until we see alibi documents to the contrary, we are convinced that Chelsea defender Ashley Cole played a role in on the Danny Boyle’s masterful show.
Thanks to Off The Post podcast’s Paddy Cullinan for the cracking Mourinho lookalike spot. You can follow him and his screen-shot shennanigans on twitter via @pcull1nan.