Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho have been involved in a war of words in recent weeks.
The United boss recently took a dig at Conte for a match fixing scandal he has since been cleared of, and former Blues striker Chris Sutton reckons Mourinho’s taunts about match-fixing, which relate to Conte’s time in charge of Siena in Seria A, were disappointing.
“I cannot remember two managers having a row of such a personal nature,” he wrote in his column in The Daily Mail.
“Both Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho seem intent on having the last word but this has gone too far.
“Normally it would take a phone call between them to sort this out but these two may be too stubborn for that.
“Neither manager has come out of this well.
“Conte’s comments about Mourinho having ‘senile dementia’ were in poor taste but Mourinho reached a new low with his dig about match-fixing.
“That was completely below the belt and Conte was well within his rights to respond.
“Whether it was a deflection tactic or evidence that he has taken his eye off the ball, Mourinho would be better served concentrating on the job at hand.
“Mourinho has also attacked Paul Scholes. It is a far cry from when he arrived in England and used wit and humour. Are we now seeing the real Jose?”