A Hot List Of 10 People Jose Mourinho Has Had Problems With (Photos)


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Many football fans are devastated to see the back of Jose Mourinho.

For supporters of many different clubs, the news that The Special One has been given the boot by Chelsea simply means the Premier League is losing one of its most entertaining characters.

However, some people will beg to differ due to past feuds, and will be showing the Portuguese no sympathy after his sacking by Chelsea.

1) Lionel Messi


“How do you say cheating in Catalan?”

“Can Messi be suspended for acting? Barcelona is a cultural city with many great theatres and this boy has learned very well. He’s learned play-acting.

After his left-back Asier Del Horno was sent off for a ‘challenge’ on the Barcelona star during a 2005/06 Champions League encounter, Mourinho had a question about Messi’s extra-curricular activities.

2) Cristiano Ronaldo


“I was manager for the first time in 2000 but, before that, I was assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world. So I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo – not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo.”

Well Mourinho said this to the reigning Ballon D’Or winner in 2013

3) Arsene Wenger


I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks, speaks, speaks about Chelsea.”

An early shot, fired in 2005, in what became a VERY long-running war between two Premier League giants managers.

4) Former Newcastle boss John Carver


“You may as well put a cow in the middle of the pitch. And then stop the game because there was a cow. You cannot do just anything in football. You have to defend with your 10 men, put the 10 men on the goal line, park the bus, but football needs a ball.”

Without any hint of irony, Mourinho reacts angrily to Newcastle – then coached by Carver – parking the bus against Chelsea last season.

5) Pep Guardiola


“Guardiola is a fantastic coach but I have won two Champions Leagues. He has won [only] one Champions League and that is one that would embarrass me. I would be ashamed to have won it with the scandal of Stamford Bridge and if he wins it this year it will be with the scandal of the Bernabéu.

We knew they were not pals, but this 2011 comment suggests Mourinho doesn’t think his old rival from Spain has won a valid Champions League – despite lifting the trophy twice.

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6) Didier Drogba


“I am no longer Chelsea coach, and I do not have to defend them any more, but I think it is correct if I say Drogba is a diver.”

We can only presume his favourite former Chelsea player never heard this comment from the then Inter Milan boss.

7) Rafa Benitez


“I thought he was going to thank me for the title I gave him. Ask all the Inter fans what they think of me and him.”

Not the first time he shot down Rafa – and not the last. Jose reacts to Inter winning the 2010 Club World Cup a few months after his departure.

8) Claudio Ranieri


“He’s old and he hasn’t won anything. I studied Italian five hours a day for many months to ensure I could communicate with the players, media and fans. Ranieri had been in England for five years and still struggled to say ‘good morning’ and ‘good afternoon.’”

Apparently, there’s no great bond between former Chelsea managers.

9) Carlo Ancelotti


“Many coaches have won it more than once but there is only one club that was leading 3-0 in the final and managed to lose it.”

Mourinho’s thoughts on the former Real Madrid manager’s multiple European Cups largely centre around the Miracle of Istanbul…

10) Mrs Benitez


“If she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me.”

The Special One’s responds to Rafa’s wife suggesting her husband’s recent career has been about “tidying up the messes” left by Mourinho. OUCH.