At the ATP World Tour Finals, Manchester United’s boss, Jose Mourinho appreciated the energetic performance by the Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem, against Novak Djokovic by signing his VIP pass and giving it to Thiem.
The pass also carried a special message from Mourinho that said:
“A star is born.”
“It was amazing to meet him. He has been a big idol to me for twelve years already, managing my big love Chelsea.
It was just a great pleasure to meet him and I think he really loves tennis and really into it and a really nice guy.
It was straight after my match, so obviously I was a little bit down, but meeting him helped me to get back up again.
That made me feel really happy and I hope it is not the last time that I meet him.
Maybe he will see some more of my matches.
He gave me his accreditation with some nice words on the back.
That was a very nice present and it will get a special place in my home.”