Big Match

Stakes are high in master-pupil battle

Champions League spot up for grabs as Mourinho eyes revenge over Lampard

The story has become well known.

Jose Mourinho had not been Chelsea manager for long when he accosted a naked Frank Lampard, who had just come out of the shower, to tell him he could become the best player in the world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2020, with the headline 'Stakes are high in master-pupil battle'. Subscribe