Portuguese Man-O-Wax

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Portuguese Man-O-Wax

Londoners: move along, there’s nothing to see here. Tourists: form an unfeasibly long, disorderly queue. For Madame Tussauds has a new exhibit.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the latest star to get the full-wax treatment. The Marylebone Road attraction unveiled its new signing today, in the presence of the Special One himself.

Roman’s candle, as we think it should be called, is the nucleus of a new exhibition whereby visitors pick their dream football team and receive one of nine pre-recorded verdicts from the effigy.

Iain Dowie/Chamber of Horrors gags notwithstanding, this is the first time Tussauds have immortalised a Premiership manager. Why him?

Jose is not only a big hit with Chelsea fans but with football fans in general, and with women as well.

Said Michael Birch from Tussauds. Though rumour has it they’re working on melding an old Meatloaf manikin with Jack Duckworth to form Sam Allardyce.

Photo from the BBC

Last Updated 08 December 2005