Jose Mourinho sent West Ham coach Sam Allardyce a thank you text for guiding his team to a surprise 2-1 win against Premier League champ Manchester City on Saturday. Minutes after being smothered in kisses by actor Russell Brand following the win in East London, Allardyce admitted that Mourinho had been in touch to commend him for an important win.
“Jose has just texted me to say ‘Well done big man’,” Allardyce said. “This shows how important it was for him, never mind for us.” However, he was quick to add: “The result wasn’t for him. It was for us and everyone at West Ham. It will benefit him if they go and get a result at Manchester United.”
Chelsea went on to draw 1-1 with United, moving four points clear of Southampton in second and six points clear of City in third.