Meet Jose Mourinho’s Number One Fan, And No It’s Not Zlatan

By : Marley Anderson |


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Love him or hate him, you have to accept that Jose Mourinho attracts attention.

Some of it is good, and sometimes it borders on going a little too far – and this story falls directly into the second category.

That’s because one Jose superfan actually cancelled her Christmas dinner, after Chelsea sacked the Special One last December.

58-year-old Viv Bodycote claims she’s Mourinho’s most passionate admirer, and when you consider the evidence, it’s hard to disagree.


She’s usually seen wearing a “Mrs. Mourinho” t-shirt, and has two tattoos in relation to the Portuguese manager.

One, on her upper arm, depicts the Portugal flag, while she has ‘JM’ printed on her wrist.

Viv said:

It’s more of an obsession than being a fan.

I won’t go out if he’s on TV. I watch every single game and every interview. It occupies quite a lot of my life. If I had a chance to go out somewhere if he’s on TV I will have to say no.

It has become a real addiction, he has become an addiction. I like everything about him. I love his personality and I think he is absolutely hilarious.

I think he’s the best manager in the world. I even like seeing photos of his family. He’s just the whole package. I love the hype that he brings to the game, especially if he clashes with other managers.

He brings so much entertainment to the game but I hate it when other managers criticise him.

I can’t get enough of him.

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Married Viv also has a pet tortoise named Jose, but reports that it beat Marouane Fellaini in a 100 metre sprint are unfounded.

And there was us thinking that Jose’s number one fan was Juan Mata.

We should have known better.