Ashley Cole, 32, was caught out as he left his rented LA holiday pad with pals.
He’d better hope Mourinho doesn’t see — the manager axed Real Madrid player Fabio Coentrao last season after photos were published of him smoking a ciggie at his 24th birthday party in the Spanish capital.
Club-goers in LA have reported watching him chain-smoking on nights out in the US city — but in these latest pictures he is getting his fix in the middle of day.
And a pal of the footie ace said yesterday: “Ashley always smokes heavily during his annual summer holiday in LA. Even some of his friends have told him it is stupid.
“He has been spotted smoking before, but Mourinho wasn’t his boss then. He is known for expecting the best standards from his players and will not be impressed.”