There seems to be bad blood between Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, with the pair clashing on the touchline during Chelsea’s 1-0 FA Cup victory over Manchester United.
Pundit Graeme Souness believes the bad blood has been caused by Mourinho’s sense of betrayal over his Chelsea sacking.
“I think Jose’s beef was probably with the players in the Chelsea dressing room because he will know the ones who were conspiring against him last season,” Souness said as quoted on Daily Mirror.
“Conte took the rap because he was the point of contact. But the bottom line is that, if Jose isn’t winning, he’s against everybody.
“We are all the same when we are winning – we are nice guys, we are all good guys. But when we are losing, the world’s against you.
“I remember Jose running down the touchline at Old Trafford in front of Alex Ferguson when Porto knocked United out of the Champions League. So we’ve all over-celebrated in front of the opposition.
“I think what’s going on with Mourinho and Conte tells you everything about the power of the modern-day player.
“Chelsea win the league with Jose Mourinho and four months into the following season, he’s out of the door.
“Conte takes over a team that were champions 12 months before and he is now getting the best out of the players Jose left behind.
“But take it from me, If Man United were to win this game at Old Trafford, then Conte will be a lovely guy again in Jose’s eyes.”