José Mourinho ‘escapes knife attack’ in Spanish airport

Read Madrid manager avoids being stabbed while signing autographs, according to reports in Spain

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
jose mourinho
It is unclear if José Mourinho was aware of the attack at the time Photo:

jose mourinho

A man armed with a dagger tried to stab Real Madrid manager José Mourinho as he signed autographs in a Spanish airport, according to reports.

Mourinho is said to have narrowly avoided being injured shortly after arriving at La Coruña airport last Friday but a member of the club’s security staff is reported to have received a 4cm stab wound in the incident.

The Cadena Ser news channel says the security staff member did not realise he had been stabbed until he was on the team bus and it is unclear if Mourinho was aware of the attack at the time.

Real Madrid officials had sought to keep the incident quiet after Cadena Ser quoted a club source who revealed security will be stepped up for Real’s game with Racing Santander this weekend.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

French Open preview
The Sport Review
French Open 2018: Can returning former champions Djokovic or Wawrinka halt the Rafael Nadal juggernaut?
The Sport Review
10 goalkeepers Liverpool FC could sign in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Keown: Liverpool FC star’s season is like a comic strip story
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes makes prediction about Antonio Conte at Chelsea FC
The Sport Review
Frank Lampard names the Man United star who has hugely impressed him