Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: Why I can’t be friends with other managers
The Chelsea boss explains why it is difficult for him to be friends with his fellow managers
Jose Mourinho admits that he finds it “impossible” to have friendships with other football managers.
The Portuguese boss, whose Chelsea side are top of the Premier League table, had a run-in with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger earlier in the season.
And the 52-year-old says that it is very difficult for him to have any relationships with his managerial colleagues.
Basically we don’t have a relationship
“Relationships in football between managers, I don’t understand how and why,” said Mourinho, speaking to Yahoo-Eurosport.
“Especially how it is possible and when is it possible, because I see other managers 10 minutes before the game.
“I shake hands, I say hello. I see them sometimes after the game for a quick drink.
“I meet them once a season in some pre-season meeting or in some Uefa conference but basically we don’t have a relationship.
“Do I respect them? Yes, almost all of them, the big majority of them obviously I respect.
“But relation? Unless you had something in the past which connects you the relation is very short.”