Jose Mourinho slams head of Italian Coaches Association: “A person who was banned for 3 years”

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has hit back at Italian Coaches Association President Renzo Ulivieri, saying that he was banned from the game for three years and taking stick from him makes me happy.

Mourinho had been in trouble for his comments about referee Daniele Chiffi after the draw against Monza and he made a statement about carrying a microphone with him to the bench, so that he has a record of what is going on during the game. Ulivieri had reacted to these comments, stating that what Mourinho said was ‘unacceptable’.

Roma lost to Inter today and missed out on a chance to cut the gap on the top four. After the loss, Mourinho spoke about Ulivieri’s comments and took shots at his past record.

He told DAZN (via TMW): “I was destroyed and attacked in terms for ethics and education, but it makes me a little happy because a person who was banned for three years for betting attacked me. I’m glad.”

Mourinho also had praise for the players after the game, saying: “Today we played against the strongest team in Italy, with four-five dead tired players because they play all the time, with injured people like Dybala or Belotti, with the kids watching them and I think that when I arrived, Bove went on loan to Triestina and is playing against Inter today. Then there are episodes during the match that, if the club wants me to talk about, they will, it’s not me who will.”

Mourinho had other praise for his players, with his Roma side now five points away from the top four with only four games to go with both Atalanta and Milan having an advantage in the race.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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