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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hits back at 'little man' Jose Mourinho

Antonio Conte’s feud with Jose Mourinho intensified further on Saturday as the Chelsea head coach called the Manchester United boss a “little man” and “fake” before issuing an apparent challenge. Simmering tensions between Conte and his predecessor as Chelsea boss ignited on Friday, when Mourinho made reference to match-fixing allegations. And, following Chelsea’s goalless draw in the FA Cup third round at Norwich, Conte took the opportunity to respond in measured fashion – appearing to relish the forthcoming Premier League clash scheduled for February 25. Conte said: “The situation is…

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Mourinho escalates feud with Conte with 'match fixing' jibe

Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has continued his feud with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte by saying he will never be “suspended for match fixing”. Conte received a four-month suspension while at Juventus in the 2012-13 season for failing to report match fixing at his previous club Siena. In 2016, the Italian was cleared by a court of any wrong-doing in the matter. Mourinho’s comments came after Conte had accused the Portuguese of forgetting his own antics in the past. Conte had reacted…

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Jose Mourinho bites back at Antonio Conte with match-fixing taunt

The Red Devils boss compared the Chelsea boss to ‘a clown’ on the touchline Friday, January 5, 2018 Jose Mourinho responded to Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte’s suggestion he has senile dementia by appearing to allude to the Italian’s connection with a match-fixing scandal. Former Blues boss Mourinho, now in charge of Manchester United, had irked Conte when he stated on Thursday he did not need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline, which could have been construed as a swipe at the current Chelsea head coach’s exuberance during games….

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Chelsea FC news: Antonio Conte hits back at Jose Mourinho and suggests Man United manager has ‘senile dementia’

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte hit back at Jose Mourinho on Friday by suggesting the Manchester United boss has senile dementia. Mourinho, who has had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe at the Italian and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for their antics in the technical area. At his United press conference on Thursday, he said he did not feel the need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline. Asked about Mourinho’s comments on Friday, Conte used the Italian phrase “demenza senile”…

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Chelsea 'preparing for Antonio Conte exit' and targeting Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone – Reports

Chelsea are preparing for the exit of manager Antonio Conte and are eyeing Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone to replace him, according to reports. Conte has been a big hit since joining the Blues in 2016 – winning the Premier League title in his first season in charge. But there have been undertones of frustration throughout his tenure in London and, according to a report in The Times, the Italian could be set to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. The Italian was not happy with…

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Chelsea FC: Antonio Conte delighted by Blues’ reaction as injury time winner downs Bournemouth

Chelsea have been drawn against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-finals Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Antonio Conte has heaped praise on his players for overcoming Bournemouth in their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash at Stamford Bridge. The Blues needed an injury-time winner from Alvaro Morata to knock Eddie Howe’s men out of the competition, despite being in control of the game from the opening quarter-of-an-hour. Willian opened the scoring in the 13th minute, and it was not until Dan Gosling equalised in the final seconds of regulation time that it looked…

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