The managers of Manchester United and Chelsea, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte have been locked in a war of words this season.
There is no love lost between both men and this has been clear since the Italian took over at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016 – a job Mourinho held just six months prior.
The word feud apparently took a turn for the worse when the united boss in reference to Conte, implied that some managers in the league behave like clowns on the touchline – a jibe at Conte’s antics on the touchline on game-days.
To this, the Chelsea boss replied that Mourinho was suffering from Senile Dementia (which he said in Italian) as he was the same in the touchline a few years back.
In a new twist, Mourinho made reference to the Italian’s involvement in match-fixing scandal while in charge of Italian club Siena. It was a charge the former-Italy international was cleared of in 2016 even though he had earlier served a four-month suspension while at Juventus for failing to report match-fixing at his previous club, Siena.
Speaking after his side’s 0-0 draw with Norwich City in a FA Cup Third Round clash at Carrow Road, the Conte gave his latest response to the Portuguese Manager.
“The situation is very clear. I don’t have anything to clarify. It will be the opportunity in the game against United when we go to Old Trafford (on February 25). Me and him face to face. I’m ready. I don’t know if he’s ready. I consider him a little man with a low profile.”