Masterful Mourinho – the iceman cometh!

José Mourinho masters high-speed drifting and full throttle ice-driving in the new Jaguar F-Pace spo

José Mourinho masters high-speed drifting and full throttle ice-driving in the new Jaguar F-Pace sport utility vehicle on a frozen lake in Sweden. - Credit: Jaguar

José Mourinho got to grips with a new challenge – drifting and and driving at full throttle on a frozen lake in Sweden in the new Jaguar X-Pace high-performance sport utility vehicle.

After being sacked as Chelsea slid down the Premiership, and now looking likely to take over the Manchester United managerial hot seat next season, José Mourinho will need to keep his cool and get out of some slippery situations.

Just as well than that Mourinho mastered the art of high-speed drifting and full throttle ice-driving on a 60km frozen lake at Jaguar Land Rover's extreme testing facility at Arjeplog in Sweden.

The sporting icon was testing a high-performance Jaguar F-Pace S high-performance luxury sport utility vehicle as part of an extreme driver training experience just 40 miles from the Arctic Circle. In 2017, the Jaguar Ice Drive Experience will be available to customers from all over the world.

Mourinho said: 'The experience was magnificent. For people in my world, I think a few days in a place like this is magnificent.'

In temperatures as low as minus 30C, Mourinho's driving skills were tested to their extreme limit in the Jaguar F-Pace by Finnish professional driver Tommi Karrinaho.

Mourinho said: 'I am always learning. Even in football, which is an area that obviously I feel that I'm an expert, I'm never perfect and I always learn.

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'The flying lap with Tommi sent my adrenaline soaring. It's something I've only ever experienced before when I have walked out in front of 80,000 football fans.'

Mourinho is experiencing widespread interest about his future, but in the isolation of Jaguar's extreme testing facility in Sweden, the three-time Premier League-winning manager was philosophical about his next move.

'I have worked for as long as I can remember as a manager and this is now the second time I have stopped in 16 years. So it's not a drama, but for sure I will be back soon.'

Mourinho, who owns a Jaguar F-Type Coupé and has already placed an order for the new Jaguar F-Pace, insists he will be staying in England for the foreseeable future.

'This is a moment when my family needed some stability and my wife and I made the decision to stay in London. It's an amazing place to live, an amazing place for them [my children] to study. I don't know where football will take me because in football you never know, but, for sure, as a family our home will still be in London,' he added.

The Jaguar F-Pace offers an unrivalled blend of performance, design and practicality. To ensure that every system functions perfectly even under the most extreme conditions, the new F-PACE has been subjected to one of the most demanding test programmes the company has ever devised.

For more information about the Jaguar Ice Drive Experience visit www.jaguar.com/experience-jaguar/iconic-experiences/ice-drive-sweden

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