Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Mourinho Back in Hot Seat after Hospital Tests for Headaches

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Mourinho Back in Hot Seat after Hospital Tests for Headaches

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Byline: ROB SINGH

JOSE MOURINHO was expected to be back in action at Stamford Bridge tonight after a health scare.

The 43-year-old Chelsea manager was taken to hospital on Sunday and treated for severe head pains and dizziness.

A relative took him to a casualty unit near his west London home.

Mourinho, who suffers from migraines, was subjected to several hours of tests. The workaholic coach was ordered to rest but was back at the training ground yesterday. He is set to be in charge tonight as Chelsea take on Bulgarian side Levski Sofia in the Champions League.

According to GP and columnist Mark Porter, the cause of Mourinho's severe head pains was likely to be problems with the inner ear, which can cause symptoms "like the worst seasickness you have ever had".

He said: "There are a number of reasons and it is not uncommon in people over 40."

Mourinho's health will be a concern for Chelsea and its owner Roman Abramovich, who has invested more than [pounds sterling]200million in players and made the former Porto boss one of the highest-paid managers in the world with a contract estimated to be worth [pounds sterling]4million a year. …

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