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Tactic breaks will add Mour.


JOSE MOURINHO reckons time-outs for 'coaching breaks' should be introduced in football - and cites the water break during the World Cup game between Holland and Mexico when Louis van Gaal publicly altered his side's tactics, won the match and earned major plaudits.

Mourinho transformed Chelsea's fortunes at half-time against Leicester on Saturday, a lazy first-half display making way for an excellent, energised performance after the interval.

But this turnaround was engineered in the privacy of the Stamford Bridge dressing-room, whereas a 'coaching break' would have allowed the Special One to cajole, gesticulate and preen in front of the world's media and 41,000 paying punters.

Which is, you'd imagine, precisely why Mourinho has made his little suggestion.

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Title Annotation:Sport; Opinion Columns
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2014
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