Jose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey game Jose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey game Former Manchester United Jose Mourinho made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League and tripped off the red carpet as he turned to go back. advertisement February 5, 2019 UPDATED: February 5, 2019 08:49 IST Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble after performing a ceremonial puck drop during an ice hockey game. (Reuters Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Jose Mourinho's fall drew gasps and laughs from the audiences present for the ice hockey game Mourinho has not sustained any injuries in the fall, confirmed one of teams of the match Mourinho has been out of job since his Manchester United sacking on December 18, 2018
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty tumble at an ice hockey game outside Moscow on Monday, drawing gasps and laughs after performing a ceremonial puck drop.
Mourinho, who was sacked by United in December, made the first puck drop of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) game between Avangard Omsk and SKA Petersburg, two of the league's best teams, at an arena in Balashikha.
Yet as he walked off the ice to the theme song of the "Rocky" movie series, Mourinho tripped on a red carpet and fell backwards, sparking gasps from the crowd.
He was helped up by SKA captain Pavel Datsyuk, a Russian national team player and twice Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings in North America's National Hockey League (NHL). Jose Mourinho doing his best Gerrard impression pic.twitter.com/br45FowmBo Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 4, 2019
Avangard Omsk wrote on their Instagram page that Mourinho, 56, had not sustained any injuries in the fall.
"Everything is fine with the coach," the team said. "He is already back on the plane." The captains of both the ice hockey teams helped Jose Mourinho get up after his fall. (Reuters Photo)
Mourinho said last month he had turned down three job offers since being sacked by the Old Trafford club in December , adding he was happy to bide his time before taking on his next challenge.
"I am happy with these three weeks, I am happy with this experience and I am going to have other experiences that normally I cannot have," Mourinho said during his role as a pundit for broadcaster beIN Sports during the Asian Cup.
"But I know me, and I know by the end of March I will be struggling with my happiness.
"I will analyse things, I don't like to speak about it. But I've refused already three options because I didn't feel that it is what I want, so I'm going to be calm in this aspect.
"The more time I have, the better I can prepare. The next must be something that makes me happy with a challenge."