Coronavirus: Spurs manager Jose Mourinho caught breaking COVID-19 lockdown

Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho. Photo credit: Getty

Jose Mourinho has apologised - almost - after being spotted taking a training session with three first-team players, breaking social-distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Portuguese was pictured working with Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon in a London park.

"I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household," Mourinho said.

"It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives."

Tottenham had earlier reminded all its players to respect social-distancing rules.

"All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors," the club said. "We shall continue to reinforce this message."

All football has been suspended in the UK until at least May.