‘Need to put my salt and pepper’ – Jose Mourinho reveals truth behind his Instagram posts

Jose Mourinho has revealed what goes on behind the scenes with his Instagram account.

Mourinho’s presence on the social media platform has generated a lot of attention over the past few months, with some loving the Spurs’ boss candid posts, while others have not been particularly fond of it.

It is fair to say that the response from fans has largely been positive, with some of the 58-year-old’s posts going viral.

One such piece of content was Mourinho’s post after Tottenham’s hard-fought win against Burnely three weeks ago, where he posted a picture of the Tottenham players glued to their phones, with the caption ‘sign of the times’.

Mourinho produced another hit this week after he took to Instagram to post a picture of himself exercising in the gym, mocking how international fixtures had been organised.

He wrote: “Amazing week of football. Great emotions in the national team matches, superb friendlies and total safety. Covid test results after matches been played, randomers running on the pitch while team sessions are taking place and much more After another training session with only 6 players, it is now time to take care of myself.”

Although the Spurs head coach previously revealed that he reopened the account to make his sponsors happy, he has admitted that he tries to ensure his personality comes across in his posts.

When asked if he was solely responsible for his account, Mourinho told BBC Sport: “Yes, of course.

“I don’t accept that it’s totally in the hands of my people. I also need to put my salt and pepper on it. That’s obvious.

“The phone one after the Burnley game, it just brings me back to my beginning as an assistant coach where my boss, Louis van Gaal, was telling me, ‘I don’t want players on their phones’.

“Twenty years later, we are in a situation where after the game every player is [on their phone], it’s normal that they are and I’m also [on it] too.

“As coaches, we last more than players so we get different generations of players.

“One of our qualities has to be to adapt to them and adapt to the new times. So it was a funny post!”

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