Antonio Conte Has No Regrets for War of Words with Jose Mourinho
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If the new feud between United boss Jose Mourinho and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is any indication, that race for second place is heating up. The two legendary managers have been going back-and-forth in the media over the last week or so, and it started when Mourinho made a snide reference to Conte’s past suspension for failing to report match-fixing.
After Chelsea were held to a goalless draw at Norwich City in the FA Cup over the weekend, Conte called Mourinho a “little man” with a “very low profile.” He also called Mourinho “fake.”
When asked on Tuesday whether he regretted the public feud with the Portuguese manager, Conte said he did not, and he does not believe that the feud has damaged the respective reputations of Manchester United or Chelsea. Mourinho has not yet responded publicly to Conte’s latest jabs.
Conte was asked whether he wanted to take back anything he said about Mourinho, but the Chelsea boss replied, “Do I have the look of a person who regrets? I don’t think so. We both said these things and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
ESPN reported earlier in the week that the Football Association currently has no plans to step in and discipline either manager for their comments to the media. Conte also rejected the notion that either club or the FA should step in and put an end to the war of words.
“I think it is important for the LMA (League Managers Association) to understand, it is not important. He said serious words, using serious words. I won’t forget this. This is not a problem for the clubs. It’s a problem between me and him. I stop.”
You can be sure that reporters will be eager to hear Mourinho’s response to Conte’s latest comments. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until February 25 to see the managers go toe-to-toe when Chelsea meets United in Premier League action.
Through 22 matches, Conte’s defending Champions sit third in the league, just a point adrift of Mourinho’s United for second. Liverpool are a close fourth on 44 points, while Spurs (41) are fifth and Arsenal (39) are sixth.