As we revealed last week (see here), Antonio Conte and Mourinho are going at it hammer and tongs. Since Mourinho branded Conte a clown they have traded insults, and the dispute shows no sign of stopping.
Jose didn’t react well to Conte’s claim that he was senile, bringing up the Italian’s link to match fixing. It was the heaviest blow landed in the war of words to date, but Conte fired back after his team drew at Norwich in the FA Cup.
Conte: Mourinho A Little Man
Jose Mourinho claimed he wanted to end the spat with Conte in his post match interview on Friday night. Instead, he went for the knockout blow with his match fixing barb. Conte beat the count though, and he fired back with a devastating counter.
The Italian manager blasted: “When there are these types of comments you have to know the truth. I think before you make this type of comment and hurt another person, you must pay great attention. You show you are a little man. A little man.”
The Chelsea boss added: “You don’t know very well what is the situation. But I know him very well in the past.” The ball is back in Mourinho’s court now, and he will surely fire back with fury.
Famous Managerial Rivalries
Antonio Conte vs Jose Mourinho is the latest in a line of disagreements between Premier League bosses. Check out a few of the most famous ones below.
Alex Ferguson vs Arsene Wenger
Two of the most influential managers in Premier League history rarely saw eye to eye. The rivalry finally reached boiling point with the infamous ‘Pizzagate’ incident at Old Trafford.
Rafa Benitez vs Jose Mourinho
The Antonio Conte affair isn’t the first time Jose Mourinho has rubbed a fellow manager up the wrong way. His relationship with then Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez during his first spell as Chelsea boss was equally as frosty.
Jose Mourinho vs Arsene Wenger
It is no coincidence that Jose Mourinho is involved in three of the four most famous managerial disputes. His fractious exchanges with Arsene Wenger always make for interesting viewing, and as can be seen in the picture above it even got physical at one point.