Jose Mourinho: I don’t care what Andre Villas-Boas says

Jose Mourinho insists he "doesn't care" what Andre Villas-Boas has had to say in the build-up to Chelsea's clash at Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists he “doesn’t care” what Andre Villas-Boas has had to say in the build-up to Chelsea’s trip to Tottenham on Saturday.

Villas-Boas worked under Mourinho during the Portuguese coach’s successful spells at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan before leaving his team to seek his own career in management.

The Tottenham boss revealed on Friday that he and Mourinho have not been in contact for some time after the pair’s relationship “broke down” following his exit from Inter Milan.

But Mourinho refused to be drawn on his relationship with the Spurs boss ahead of Chelsea’s clash at White Hart Lane.

“I don’t discuss this with the media,” said Mourinho. “It’s a personal thing. I don’t care what he says. I’m not here to do that – I’m not interested.

“I managed a Champions League final against a manager who was important in my career and taught me to grow up and I did it in a professional way. And that is a way you have to do it.

“I have had so many assistants in my career. I was always an open book to them and with the coaches in the academy. Will I go for a glass of wine with him? When people invite me I always go. I never refuse.

“But I have nothing more to say on this.”

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