Antonio Conte Opens Up On The ‘War Of Words’ With Mourinho

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte continues to have a war of words with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, and he recently clarified the grumblings between the two. Mourinho has been at loggerheads with Conte ever since suffering a 4-0 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which used to be his former stomping ground. At the end of the game, Mourinho exchanged words with Conte, who seemed to celebrate rather extravagantly – although this has been his character throughout his managerial career. Conte’s celebrations have made him a hero at Chelsea and the Italian’s passion has never been questioned.

Mourinho has recently suggested that he would not to act like a ‘clown’ in the technical area while also referring to Conte’s four-month suspension for not reporting a match fixing scandal in Italy. Even though Conte was cleared of the same a few months later, Mourinho refused to acknowledge the verdict.

Chelsea manager Conte responded by claiming that he would not take the comments of a fake person like Mourinho, while he also branded the Portuguese as a little man. Speaking ahead of the EFL Cup game against Arsenal, Conte went on to say that he has no regrets about being involved in the war of words with Mourinho.

“I have this look, of a person that regrets? I don’t think so. I think we both said things and we’ll see what happens in future. I think it’s not important, the association, you understand? It’s not important. He said serious words, using serious words. And I won’t forget this. This is not a problem from the clubs; it’s a problem between me and him. I stop. Stop,” said Conte. Chelsea have the potential to take a significant position in the Premier league table after being at loggerheads with Manchester United for most of the season. Chelsea are also still involved in all four competitions.