Shaun Wright Phillips is a bit of a forgotten part of the early Abramovich years, but he was on the BBC recently talking about those times, and he had one story in particular about Jose Mourinho that blew our minds.
The coach apparently told SWP he was going to be on the bench for a game – then predicted exactly how it would play out.
We could swear we’ve heard another player from those days tell this story – was Jose doing this every week? It’s quite the technique if so.
You can see Shaun’s story in the clip embedded here: