Jose Mourinho is critical of the way his private life has been in the news lately and hit out at journalists at a recent press conference.
Mourinho has been in the news after two cellphone videos has surfaced with two teenage boys stalking the Chelsea manager. Mourinho is not pleased with the way it has been blown up in the English tabloids.
“You don’t get from me good and funny headlines,” Mourinho told the media at his pre-game press conference ahead of Chelsea game against West Ham United. “I’m going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me. No respect, no respect. And I’m not speaking about football. Football I’m ready to accept any kind of criticism, even the stupid ones.
“Private life and stupid things that you bring to light, I don’t like it. So we go to a different level of professional relationship.”
Chelsea issued a statement regarding the recent events.
“We’ve noted the two recent stories concerning José being filmed on mobile phones,” said a Chelsea spokesperson. “While José understands the laws pertaining to filming in public places, the two teenagers in question followed him from his home for 20 minutes and constantly interrupted a private phone call, which he and the club believes goes beyond the grounds of reasonable behaviour.
“José has always spoken warmly of the public reception he receives in London, but both José and the club consider these last two instances as overly intrusive.
“We also note the allegation of intimidation in those stories, which José strongly refutes and which his legal representatives will continue to monitor closely.”