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José Mourinho stars in Guy Ritchie's new Heineken advert

The recently released commercial from the brewing giant has Manchester United manager giving the team talk of the century. If things don't work out for him in football...


Heineken are the UEFA Champions League sponsors and have added a two-time winner of the competition - as manager - to their advertising might for the 2016/17 season.

Inspiring fans throughout the world

The former Porto, Inter, Madrid, Chelsea coach gives an Oscar winning performance in a short film called Prep Talk which was filmed esteemed director Guy Ritchie.

In the film the current Manchester United manager - ironically not in this year's top club competition - challenges fans around the world to “prepare for match night, no matter where they are and no matter what time zone they are in”.

Guy Ritchie also directed David Beckham's Haig Club Whisky commercial
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Guy Ritchie also directed David Beckham's Haig Club Whisky commercial

A champion collaboration

Senior director at Heineken, Gianluca Di Tondo, said:

“Preparing for UEFA Champions League match night makes the experience even better. With a little bit of thought and effort, fans and their friends will have a greater experience. But sometimes a little inspiration is needed, and who better to motivate them to champion the match than Jose Mourinho.”

Mourinho has always seemed rather comfortable in the limelight.
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Mourinho has always seemed rather comfortable in the limelight.HUGO CORREIAREUTERS

The Portuguese star of the ad also spoke about the connection:

“Heineken has been on the touchline with me through my whole UEFA Champions League career. I like what the brand stands for, especially its stance on responsible drinking. Filming the Prep Talk was a new, and very enjoyable, experience. Guy Ritchie is a great coach, and definitely got the best out of me.”


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