Mourinho is suffering from “senile dementia”-Conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Photo:/ AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON
London, Jan. 6, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte suggested on Friday that Jose Mourinho has “senile dementia” and that the Manchester United manager is still hunted by his sack at Stamford Bridge two years ago.
Mourinho, who had two spells as Chelsea boss and is Conte’s immediate predecessor, appeared to take a swipe at the Italian — and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp — for their antics in the technical area on Thursday, when he said he did not feel the need to behave like “a clown” on the touchline.
Asked about Mourinho’s comments on Friday, Conte used the Italian phrase “demenza senile” in relation to the Portuguese, which translates as senile dementia.
“Sometimes I think there is, I don’t know the name, but demenza senile… when you forget what you do in the past.”
Conte added of the Portuguese: “There is a person that continues to look here. You understand? He went away, but he continued to look here.
Conte is in his second season as Chelsea head coach, as Mourinho is at United.
Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December 2015 and the Blues finished 10th, after which Conte guided them to the title in his first season as boss.