Jose Mourinho has given a hilarious take on his dramatic new haircut, claiming his bald look was a mistake after he fell asleep in the barber’s chair.
The Tottenham manager shocked fans over the weekend as he was pictured by his barber.
Mourinho was in the dugout with his grey hair intact as he guided his side to a comeback win against Southampton in their FA Cup fourth round replay last Wednesday.
But, a couple of days later, a photo appeared on Instagram with his locks completely gone in a photo shared by barber @hak_tev.
Now the Portuguese boss has opened up on life with a little less hair.
“Sometimes I like to feel the cold weather and I like to change a little bit,” Mourinho told Sky Sports . “But this time was not the case.
“I fell asleep [in the barber’s chair] and when I woke up it was so bad that I said to him ‘bring the [number] one’. Hopefully, it will grow back again.”
Mourinho famously opted for a number three crew-cut ahead of the 2006/07 season as Chelsea manager.
He declared it showed his side were “ready to go to war” and they went on to win nine games out of 11 to start the Premier League campaign.
He also admitted to stealing Fernando Torres’ clippers to cut his hair himself during the 2012/13 season.
Mourinho was in the dugout with his grey hair intact against Southampton last week (Image: AFP via Getty Images)
He said: “I did it myself. I asked Fernando [Torres] to give me his machine and I did it myself in front of the mirror.
“It is nice and it is cheap. In a couple of months I will have hair again. Some people can’t do it.”
When he sported thinner hair at a press conference in 2014/15 as Manchester United manager, Mourinho denied it was due to his stress at Old Trafford.
“I promise you I am fine – but I am not happy. I am not used to losing so many times but I am adapting to the challenge,” he said, as per the Belgravia Centre.
“My haircut isn’t as radical as it has been… the war haircut is shorter than this one”.