Jose Mourinho says he may not even watch Chelsea play Stoke as he serves his one-match stadium ban.
The under-pressure Blues boss claims he has prepared his coaching team for every single scenario – including losing 4-0 at half-time.
“I have no plans (to watch). Maybe I sit in the street corner with my iPad. Maybe I don’t even watch the game,” said Mourinho, banned for comments about Premier League referees.
“I choose the team, I predict as much as I can the different aspects of the game and I try to prepare them better than ever.
“We have prepared for the most incredible scenarios that you can imagine. At half-time winning 4-0, losing 4-0.
“I travel with the team, until the moment somebody stops me, which I think is the stadium compound.
“I am stopped, not just to do my work, stopped to go to the stadium, stopped to something I love so much, football.
“Stadium bans should be connected to aggressivity. This is connected to words. I think this opens it up to happen more in future.”
Mourinho was asked whether he would consider sneaking into the stadium in a laundry basket as he had allegedly done for a Champions League clash ten years ago.
“I don’t discuss. I told you, with Mourinho, funny stories are over,” he said. Spoilsport.