Ray Wilkins: What Chelsea’s Antonio Conte thinks about Man United manager

The former Chelsea number two explains why Antonio Conte avoided shaking Jose Mourinho's hand last weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Ray Wilkins has attempted to explain why Antonio Conte didn’t shake Jose Mourinho’s hand after Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Manchester United last weekend.

The Blues boss was Mourinho’s permanent successor at Stamford Bridge after the Portuguese paid the price for Chelsea’s disappointing start to the defence of their top-flight crown.

Conte inherited the west London side after Chelsea finished in tenth place in the table under interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Chelsea were 4-0 winners against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge last season during their title-winning campaign.

Mourinho was unhappy with Conte’s attempts to hype up the Stamford Bridge crowd with the game already won.

The Manchester United boss hit out at the Italian coach in the media and the pair have endured a frosty relationship since the 4-0 win in October 2016.

Chelsea knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup in the quarter-finals last term before Alvaro Morata scored a 55th minute winner in the west London side’s 1-0 win against the Red Devils last weekend.

While the two manager shared a frosty handshake pre-match at Stamford Bridge, Conte avoided embracing Mourinho after the final whistle.

Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins attempted to explain the Italian’s actions after their huge win in the title race.

Wilkins told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He has had enough of Mourinho at this stage. Antonio Conte should have gone to Jose Mourinho and said ‘well done and see you next year’.”

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