If Jose Mourinho, a Portuguese soccer manager and former player, is having a bad year, you certain wouldn’t know by his vacay destination. With a highly publicized recent firing from Chelsea F.C. as the team’s manager — reportedly the Premier League’s highest-paid manager ever — Mourinho’s getaway may be just what the doctor ordered.
The Mirror reports Mourinho and his family will be sunning it up and soaking their troubles away this New Year’s in a posh £7,500-a-week (roughly $11,000-a-week) secluded villa in the Nannai Resort and Spa in Brazil.
The villa, which includes its own private pool, two jacuzzis and gazebo, is located on the beach of Muro Alto or “Tall Wall” in Portguese because of the 500-foot-long reef “that looks as if it has been man-made because of it’s perfect all-like nature.” This lush “penalty box” seems the perfect place for a timeout — to stare at the ocean and tackle his next career move.
While he has become the butt of jokes of late due to his team’s lousy last year that lead to his ultimate dismissal, he certainly seems to have met one “goal”: To get a great tan in a luxurious locale.
He has reportedly been a good sport about his recent upheaval. Though trying to keep a low profile, he “had joked with one guest who had asked for a picture: ‘Only in the presence of my lawyer.'”