MANY hours after they sat down together, José Mourinho’s candlelit dinner with Didier Drogba is still not finished.
The pair, who enjoyed an excellent relationship at Chelsea between 2004 and 2007, made plans to catch up and reconnect after the Blues Champions League victory over Drogbas current club Galatasaray.
Waiter Stephen Malley said: They spent an hour or so talking about the game, their jobs, their families, the usual stuff.
“By the time I came to clear their starters theyd moved on to the weather, the economy, and if football meant anything in the grand scheme of things.
I refilled their wine glasses during the pasta course and they were discussing the importance of friendship in difficult times.
The duo reportedly reminisced about Drogbas most satisfying dives while washing down a sea bass with a bottle of Sauvignon blanc.
Sources report they switched to red for the meat course and a tearful heart-to-heart about how everything theyd achieved at Chelsea meant so much more because theyd achieved it together.
Mourinho and Drogba have now decided to split a board of camembert while swapping bawdy anecdotes about Avram Grant.
Restaurant manager Mary Fisher said: They look so happy. Theres nothing like quality time with someone who shares your view of the world – as something to be steamrollered into submission for the sake of personal glory.