The Dramatic music began, a slow , deep roll building to the moment. This was going to be big. “Where was Mourinho this morning?” asked the presenter of Punto Pelota, Joseph Pedreol. “This is important”. And then he began. “12 o’clock in the morning, Mourinho with a bald man in…”, a staged pause and then the answer.
There was a giggle. “It might sound like a laugh but it’s not,” Pederol noted. On they went and so did that low roll in the background, building slowly: a map of Ikea in Alocorcun, south west of Madrid, a huge arrow . The programme had “privileged information”;this was “important news”. There were photos too although not of great quality, sent in by viewers or posted on twitter. Mourinho? In Ikea? “And”, added Pederol gravely, “What was he buying?”.
“Boxes and masking tapes!”
In total the programmer said, Madrids coach spent 200 Euros on boxes and packaging. It could only mean one thing: he was moving out. That return to Chelsea had drawn even closer. One of the guests on the show was convinced: “If you want to do a move properly those old cardboard boxes aren’t any good- you have to get them from Ikea. Mourinho has been in Ikea adverts, incidentally. But that certainly wasn’t for free. And nor will his arrival at Chelsea be.
Translated from a Spanish magazine