You can’t help but love Mourinho and his arrogance and yes he’s done it again.
Ahead of Chelsea’s 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League opener against against Maccabi Tel Aviv, Chelsea manager, José Mourinho has told a press conference that he has nothing to prove to anyone after his team’s poor start on Monday after journalists asked questions about his managerial career.
He was asked by a Journalist if he still has the qualities of a great manager, Mourinho replied: “The point is that the question is stupid. I am sorry.”
The Portuguese manager went on to say, losing is a “strange feeling” after his side’s worst start to a top-flight season in 29 years. Chelsea’s 3-2 victory away at West Brom in August is their only victory in the league so far.
In a testy exchange with BBC Sport’s Ben Smith, Mourinho rejected the idea that performances of the teams he has managed deteriorated in his third season in charge.
“Look, my third season – in Porto, I didn’t have a third season. My third season in Inter, I didn’t have a third season. My third season at Chelsea the first time, I won the FA Cup and the Carling Cup, and I played the Champions League semi-finals. My third season in Real Madrid, I won the Super Cup, I lost the cup [Copa del Rey] final, and I went to the Champions League semi-finals. These are my third seasons…,” Mourinho said.
Mourinho, however, went berserk when BBC Sports’ Ben Smith would not budge. The following conversation ensued:
“Ben Smith: Sure, but you know what I’m getting at…
Jose Mourinho: So click Google, instead of making stupid questions, click Google and try to find.
Ben Smith: Jose, you know what I’m getting at though, don’t you, how important is it for you to build…
Jose Mourinho: No, you spoke about the third season, and I am telling you that the question is stupid, because the third season is what I told you.
Ben Smith: Jose, you know the point of the question…
Jose Mourinho: No, I know the point, the point is that the question is stupid. I am sorry…”