Chelsea’s José Mourinho reacts to Roy Keane criticism of handshake offer

José Mourinho insists that he has taken Roy Keane and Paul Lambert's recent criticism on board

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta

Jose Mourinho insists that he has taken Roy Keane’s criticism on board after he branded the Chelsea boss a “disgrace” for trying to shake his hand before the final whistle of the Blues’ clash with Aston Villa.

The Blues boss approached the Villa bench during the closing stages of the 3-0 victory last month but was snubbed by Keane and manager Paul Lambert, before disappearing down the Stamford Bridge tunnel.

But Mourinho insists that he is full of respect for the duo and has taken their reaction to the incident on board.

“First of all I want to say that I appreciate the comments,” said Mourinho.

“I think they are both two great examples of polite and very well educated people.

Because I am a humble guy who tries to learn every day with every experience, I appreciate the comments.”

Asked if he would do the same thing again, however, Mourinho replied: “Yes.”


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