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Mourinho thinks he looks cool… but so did these clowns

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Jose Mourinho was inordinately proud of his the new haircut that he showed off to the world at his press conference on Monday - and even prouder of how it came about.

"I did it myself!" he told the assembled members of the press. "I asked Fernando [Torres] to give me his machine and I did it myself in front of the mirror! It is nice and it is cheap."

And even cheaper, of course, when you don't even have to buy your own "machine" - which turned out to be a set of clippers, incidentally, rather than the sort of £50,000 "Head-o-matic 3000" device that you might have been imagining.

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What tickled The Rundown most about this story isn't Mourinho's evident frugality despite an £11,000,000-a-year salary, or even his toddler-worthy awe in the fact that, one day, it will all grow back ("In a couple of months I will have hair again!" he added).

No. What really got us was his beaming pride in his DIY coiffure, and his obvious relish in how good he thought he looks.

So by way of warning, The Rundown presents to Jose - and to the world - our pick of the other footballers who got fancy new haircuts, and who similarly convinced themselves that they looked awesome.

Some might have been right about that, others were definitely wrong. We'll leave it up to you to decide which was which.

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Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama

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Nigerian defender Taribo West

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USA superstar Alexei Lalas

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Ex-Nottingham Forest striker Jason "Pineapple on his head" Lee

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2002-vintage Brazil legend Ronaldo

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Italian icon Roberto "Divine Ponytail" Baggio

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England's greatest ever goalscorer Bobby Charlton

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The son of Argentine legend Diego Simeone, Giovanni Simeone

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England star Chris "King of the Mullet" Waddle

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Former Portugal international Abel Xavier (David Beckham certainly looks unimpressed)

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The entire Romania team at the 1998 World Cup

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Which of these stars do you think successfully trod the fine line between genius and madness? Have your say in the comments box below...

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