Jose Mourinho mocked the Premier League’s ‘Best league in the world’ mantra after revealing he and his Tottenham players had no idea if they would be playing Fulham in less than four hours time prior to learning the game had been postponed.
The Spurs boss uploaded footage to his official Instagram page sat alongside his fellow coaches with Sky Sports News on in the background.
Mourinho, who has left football fans in stitches with his posts after or before matches this season, sarcastically captioned the video: “Match at 6pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world.”
A COVID-19 outbreak within Fulham’s camp raised major doubts over whether the game would take place, and shortly after this post, Spurs and the Premier League confirmed the game was off.
Fulham boss Scott Parker did not take charge of his team’s goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day after someone in his household tested positive for COVID-19. Parker was due to return to the dugout at Tottenham.
The Premier League recently confirmed 18 positive COVID tests among players and staff in its latest round of testing – the highest number recorded in 2020/21 so far.
Manchester City’s trip to Everton on Monday was postponed hours before kick-off due to numerous positive cases within the City camp, while Aston Villa vs Newcastle was also called off earlier this month.