Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho reveals he will start volunteering by delivering food from club’s training centre to distribution hub at the stadium as he thanks frontline heroes amid the coronavirus pandemic
- A message from Jose Mourinho was posted on Tottenham’s Twitter account
- He revealed he will give up his time to help within the community from next week
- Tottenham’s £1bn stadium is acting as a distribution centre for providing food
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
A message from the Portuguese was posted on the club’s official Twitter account on Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Hi, Jose here. This is the Kitchen Garden at the training centre where we grew fresh fruit and veg for the first-team restaurant,’ he said.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho revealed he will start volunteering in the community next week
‘Now this food is being taken to our food distribution hub at the stadium so that it can reach those most in need within our community.
‘From next week I will be volunteering my time to help out in the garden and take this food to the stadium as we fight this pandemic together.
‘I hope everyone is keeping well and of course I would like to thank all our frontline heroes for the incredible work they are doing to keep us safe at this time. Thank you.’
Tottenham’s £1bn stadium is acting as distribution centre for providing food to the vulnerable
Tottenham’s £1billion stadium is acting as a distribution centre for providing food to the vulnerable during the Covid-19 crisis.
The venue has also been opened up to North Middlesex Hospital’s Women’s Outpatient Services and the basement has coronavirus testing facilities for NHS staff.
Earlier this month Mourinho and some of his Spurs players were accused by the Government of ‘putting lives at risk’ after flouting social distancing regulations for a training session.
Mourinho will help by delivering food from club’s training centre to the hub at the stadium
Mourinho admitted he broke the guidelines — introduced to halt the spread of the virus — after he and his players were filmed training in a London park, but he did not apologise.
Mourinho stated: ‘I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household.
‘It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.’
Mourinho oversaw a training session with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on Hadley Common in Barnet. Footage also emerged of Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon and Serge Aurier out running and similarly defying the rules.
Aurier also courted controversy on Tuesday by breaching the Government’s lockdown regulations for a second time during the pandemic to train alongside team-mate Moussa Sissoko.