It seems like you’re nobody unless you’re arriving in Bangkok for a pre-season tour of Asia these days.
Today was the turn of Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho – hidden beneath a pair of shades – and his squad arrived in Thailand to be presented with some sort of giant bracelet each, which they accepted with varying degrees of gratitude.
New boys Andre Schurrle and Marco van Ginkel were both there, while veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer will join the tour in a couple of days.
Mourinho later went to sign a get well soon book for the King and Queen of Thailand at Siriraj hospital.
Chelsea begin their tour against a Singha All-Stars side in Bangkok on Wednesday.