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Mourinho wrote letter to Warnock and his wife with photo of bosses together captioned ‘your two favourite handsome men’

NEIL WARNOCK has lifted the lid on his friendship with Jose Mourinho.

The Middlesbrough boss and managerial veteran has enjoyed tussles with the Portuguese over the last 15 years, with the pair enjoying a great rapport.

Neil Warnock and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed each other's company down the years


Neil Warnock and Jose Mourinho have enjoyed each other’s company down the yearsCredit: PA

And Warnock, 72, has revealed that even his wife Sharon is a fan of Mourinho – and that the 58-year-old even wrote her a letter featuring a picture of himself with her husband.

The EFL veteran told Sky Sports: “I had two wonderful photographs sent to me and my wife Sharon and me and Jose – She loved Jose.

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“On the letter it said ‘Dear Sharon, please find enclosed two photographs of your two favourite handsome men’. It was me and Jose.

“I thought she might have just crossed me out with a pen because he’s a good looking lad isn’t he?”

Mourinho is on the verge of the sack at Spurs, having alienated fans and some members of his squad with his increasingly negative tactics.

But Warnock still holds great admiration for the former two-time Champions League winner

The ex-Cardiff boss added: “He might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but have a look at what he’s won.

“I’ve got a lot of time for him.

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Warnock's wife Sharon is a big fan of Mourinho


Warnock’s wife Sharon is a big fan of MourinhoCredit: PA

“He always texts me two or three times a year and I do the same.

“You just admire people like that.”

Under-pressure Mourinho travels to Newcastle on Sunday as his Tottenham side take on Steve Bruce’s strugglers at St James’ Park.

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