True to form, recently Mourinho commented on managers who get very animated during football matches. Media interviewers assuming the comment was against Conte, pressed for a comment from Conte. Refusing comment at first, Conte was eventually prompted to reply, and reminded Mourinho of his own antics on the touchline for many years.
Mourinho switched matters by saying his remarks were not against Conte, but himself, and that he may be many things, but not a match fixer in Italy. So out of nowhere Mourinho decides to fire off a political missile which understandably raised the heat to slander level.
Conte felt Mourinho’s unreasonable comment required reply and called Mourinho an “amnesiac”, “little man” and a “fake”.
Having caused a furore, yesterday Mourinho announces he is not making further comments on the subject. Shame he did not keep quiet to begin with.
But that was yesterday – and because the Mourinho mouth is permanently switched on, today he has says he feels “contempt” for the row in which he and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte have traded words.
When Mourinho first hit the Premier League, I found him a breath of fresh air. Entertaining as a person, and highly effective as a coach. But now, I feel there is a chip of some kind appearing on that coaches shoulders.
Brush it off and start being an interesting human being again, Jose!!!