- Jose Mourinho collapsed during Chelsea's pre-season in 2013
- His later foe Eva Carneiro was the medic to attend to the coach
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reportedly collapsed in 2013 during Chelsea's pre-season campaign.
The coach had just returned to the Blues on a four year deal after leaving Real Madrid at that time.
According to a new book by close pal and journalist, Rob Beasley titled: 'Jose Mourinho, Up Close and Personal', the former Chelsea boss collapsed and was attending to by no other than Eva Carneiro, a medic he later forced out of the club.
The Daily Mail serialized the book and it reports the collapsing episode thus: "On Chelsea's pre-season tour of the USA in 2013 I stumbled on a most remarkable scene.
As I turned a corner in the team hotel, there, lying face down and stretched out on the floor, was Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro was attending to him along with Chelsea's player liaison officer, Gary Staker.
I immediately strode down towards the prostrate Chelsea manager and called out: 'Wow, what a great story this is!'
The look of shock on the faces of Carneiro and Staker was priceless, but then I heard the weak, muffled, hoarse voice of Mourinho saying: "No, no story, no story. I'm fine."
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"He didn't look fine or sound fine at all but the doctor was with him and it was obvious from the reaction of all around that I was a very unwelcome figure in proceedings.
"For all the drama, it was clearly not a life-and-death scenario and I didn't want to get in the way. Later, I didn't need to hunt Mourinho down. He found me. He came across smiling but a little bit sheepish and embarrassed.
"The gist of his explanation was this: 'What you saw was nothing serious.
"I went all dizzy and fell to the floor as I was walking to my room but everything is OK.
"What's happened is a mix-up. I have been taking some pills for a bad back. Then on tour I've started losing my voice because I have been doing so much shouting and organising in training.
"I saw the doctor and was given some medicines to treat my throat. Unfortunately the pills for my back and the medicines for my throat have reacted to each other and made me disoriented.
"It has all been sorted out now and I'm fine."
The book by Beasley also claimed Mourinho had once said in 2013 that he would break outside Wenger's face if he found him outside football.
Mourinho was reacting to comments by Wenger following the announcement that Chelsea would be selling Juan Mata to Manchester United.