Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at Fabio Capello after the ex-England and Russia boss criticised the self-proclaimed Special One, as reported by the Express.
Amidst the recent woeful performances exhibited by Jose Mourinho’s side, Capello delivered his assessment of the situation, saying to La Gazzetta: “After a year and a half [Mourinho] burns out his players – his men are mentally unable to give him what he wants.”
This comments have clearly not gone down well with Mourinho who has accused Capello of lacking respect, while briefing his unsuccessful spells at international level with the senior national team of England and Russia.
“I read what Capello said to La Gazzetta. I think that a coach with his experience would have been better served to talk about football without mentioning the work of a colleague,” Mourinho said.
“Maybe I should have commented on his work with the England national team or Russia, but I’ve never done that. I prefer to show respect for my colleagues. I’d rather talk about Capello and his great career that has been full of success.”
Mourinho’s position as Chelsea’s boss is currently under scrutiny for his side’s abysmal start to their Premier League campaign where they have already lost four times and conceded 17 goals in 8 games.
However, there might be some iota of truth in Capello’s comments as Mourinho rarely spend more than three seasons at a club, but has won titles during his two spells at Chelsea. He also won silverwares while he was boss of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto. And to be honest, Mourinho with the quote above is such an hypocrite.
Following their home loss to Southampton last weekend, Chelsea’s top brass called a crisis meeting with Mourinho and on Monday, they gave a public vote of confidence to their manager. Hence, thee Portuguese boss now needs to start getting the results to turn his side’s season around, and that has to start after the international break as they entertain Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.