Chelsea drew Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final yesterday - giving most journalists the tie they wanted in terms of producing subject matter.
The game has several sub-plots. Jose Mourinho used to manage Los Colchoneros’ fierce rivals Real, Diego Costa against potentially his next club and Thibaut Courtois; will he or won’t he play?
But for me it is the first one of these three - Jose’s previous dalliance with Los Blancos - that produces the best sub-plot for the game - one that might even have Mourinho a little bit scared ahead of the two teams meeting up.
Because to put it nicely Mourinho and Atletico assistant German ‘Mono’ Burgos do not exactly see eye-to-eye … literally.
Burgos gets his nickname ‘Mono’ because his hairy appearance and physical prowess make him appear like a monkey - but he has the temper of a hippopotamus.
And the former Argentina international goalkeeper is not a fan of Jose Mourinho - not one bit.
In fact, if you look back to December 2012, Burgos once infamously made a rather vivid and precise threat to Jose Mourinho.
The pair were caught arguing on the touch-line when Burgos shouted over to Jose:
"I'm not Tito, I'll rip your head off!"
He was referring to an incident in which Jose had poked ex-Barcelona coach Tito Villanova in the eye during a heated altercation - but clearly Mourinho is not going to threaten the monster that is Burgos.
He makes Atletico manager Diego Simeone look like an Andrex puppy in comparison - however it did not stop Mourinho making a customary quip post-game back in 2012 when asked about the incident:
"Who is Mono Burgos?"
Jose - he is the giant man who threatened to rip your head off and I am sure you will get reacquainted come the 22nd April.