It’s certainly not the best period for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, so the Portuguese manager is not in his best mood.
As the Daily Mail reveal, the Blues boss had also a bust up with Everton manager Roberto Martinez last Saturday after the defeat against Toffees.
Here is how the Mail Online reports the episode:
Martinez had just given a routine press conference and was standing outside Goodison’s media room, speaking to national newspapers, when a visibly irate Mourinho stormed into view.
Mourinho had been advised by a steward to walk down the touchline and up a set of stairs so he could give his own press conference but ignored what he was told and made a beeline for Martinez.
At first, Martinez was oblivious to what was happening until Mourinho, anxious to board Chelsea’s coach, abruptly interrupted. ‘Roberto, next time you tell me (to) go before you, because we have to travel,’ Mourinho scowled.
Martinez tried to reply: ‘We don’t control that, Jose. I don’t control that.’
But Mourinho was in no mood to listen and fired back: ‘F****** hell!’
As Mourinho burst through the door, Martinez wryly observed: ‘When he beat us 6-3 (last season) he was such a nice man. I prefer him like that!’
After giving a short, terse conference, Mourinho scurried off without speaking to the daily publications and it summed up exactly how the afternoon had gone for the Portuguese.
Before kick-off, Mourinho walked out on a television interview with BT Sport after he had been asked about Chelsea’s failed pursuit of Everton defender John Stones.