The Portuguese-born manager was giving a pre-match press before Tottenham’s Boxing Day match against Brighton when he was asked if he had enjoyed Christmas so far. But in his response, an emotional Mourinho disclosed he did not have a fun-filled one following the death of his dog named Leya.
“To be honest, it was very sad because my dog died and my dog is my family. But we have to move on,” he told Amazon’s Jim Rosenthal.
“So, very difficult, but we have to move on,” he further submitted.
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