The one where José Mourinho imparts wisdom on Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso

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200529 Apple New Series Ted Lasso Inline Image (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso" has a new ad on YouTube.
  • The ad shows the fictional college football coach reaching out to another football coach.
  • Except this football coach is Tottenham Hotspur coach José Mourinho.

Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso" has a new ad on YouTube, with the titular character having a phone conversation with British football – proper football, that is – coach José Mourinho. Lasso wants some advice and even though he has no idea about football, that isn't going to stop him from dialing that phone number.

The video runs for just a couple of minutes but it gives Lasso the chance to make himself look silly and for Mourinho to get in a jibe at the English press. A standard day in the life of both, to be honest!

Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

Does this little teaser whet the "Ted Lasso" appetite? The first four episodes are available for streaming now with new episodes arriving on Thursdays. You'll also need to be an Apple TV+ subscriber, but you knew that already.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.