Hard Tackle: Jose Mourinho’s tearful goodbye with Marco Materazzi
Inter Milan boss’s farewell embrace with hard-man defender
It looks like the ending to a dodgy rom-com, but it actually involves arguably the best football manager in the world and a supposedly tough veteran defender. Jose Mourinho is being driven out of Inter Milan’s Appiano Gentile training centre, with only those in denial not appreciating that this is probably for the final time.
His car heads towards the exit. But wait! The Special One has seen something we haven’t and orders his driver to stop. Mourinho makes his way towards a distressed Marco Materazzi and grabs him in a loving embrace.
Both men shed a few tears before Mourinho leaves for good.