Vol. 5 Num 574 Fri. January 06, 2006  

Mourinho at Tussaud's

Chelsea's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho said Wednesday he does not expect a waxwork effigy of himself which went on display in Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London last month to last long.

"I am in the museum but I won't stay there very long. Except for royalty and major historical figures, everyone there goes out of fashion," he told sports daily A Bola.

He said former England international footballer Gary Lineker told him his wax replica was removed once he stopped scoring goals and Mourinho's could expect the same fate.

"So the day I stop winning matches what can happen is they will sell me the dummy at a low price," he told the newspaper.

Mourinho said he agreed to have the replica made and put on display because he sees the replica of himself as representing Chelsea and because the museum is visited by thousands of Portuguese visitors each week.

He is the first football manager to take his place alongside the museum's motley collection of murderers and villains, royalty and show biz stars.