As the former Chelsea boss sat upstairs watching TV, the maid caught sight of the intruder as she was doing the ironing and yelled: "What are you doing here?". The man tried to flee but a security guard who had been tracking him blocked his exit.
A team of eight police officers dashed to the central London house and led the intruder away in handcuffs as Manchester United manager Mourinho and wife Matilde Faria watched from a window.
A source told the Sun UK: “The prowler was trying not to be obvious but he clearly did not fit in with such an upscale area. The guard saw him trying all the house doors, leaning against them with his shoulder.
“He usually has a dog with him, but this time he did not.
“The first open door the guy found was Jose’s basement gate. That’s not unusual because his staff are in and out all the time and the basement front door is often ajar.
“It was perfect timing when the Portuguese maid screamed, ‘What are you doing here?’ — because at that moment the security man blocked the getaway.
“The burglar was threatening to punch him but he stood his ground. With nowhere to go, the burglar just smoked a cigarette.
The Burglar was jailed for 4 weeks for attempted Burglary.