Dyche revealed that the pair had a chance encounter in the capital less than 24 hours after seeing his side slip to a third Premier League defeat in seven days.
“I’ll tell you a little life story,” the Burnley manager said at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s game with Newcastle.
“Strangely, after a bad day for us, a bad result that’s for sure, the next day, with nine-odd million people in London, I bump into Jose Mourinho!
“That was a strange moment, for him and me. But we were both correct because he said they were very good, which they were, and I said we weren’t, so we were both right. Anyway, it was just a life moment, that I thought was quite interesting.
“I spoke to him more than I have before, ever. We had a good 10 minutes, and he was very polite, very kind to my family. It was an interesting moment in a city of nine-odd million people.
“I was on my way to Poundstretchers by the way – he was on his way to Harrod’s!”
Sean Dyche after bumping into Jose Mourinho the day after they were thrashed 5-0 by them…
”I was on my way to pound stretchers and he was on the way to harrods” 藍 pic.twitter.com/EJax0KwBIi
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 12, 2019
In terms of unlikely meetings with fellow bosses, Dyche admitted it ranked highest on his list, the chat turning to Mourinho’s new role at Spurs.
“Without a shadow of a doubt (it was the most unlikely),” the Clarets manager added.
“His face was actually more shocked than mine, because he was plodding along and I saw him with his hat on, and he shot his head up and said a bad word, and then said sorry, your wife and children are there!
“But he was very pleasant – as he would be after smashing us the day before. We had six or seven minutes chatting about how he’s settling, life in general, that sort of stuff. He was very pleasant.”
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