FORMER CHELSEA BOSS ANTONIO CONTE TAKES SLIGHT DIG AT JOSE MOURINHO

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Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had a heated relationship with Jose Mourinho during their time in the Premier League.

Conte took over from Mourinho as the permanent Chelsea manager, while Jose was in charge of Manchester United, and the pair had a longstanding feud over two seasons.

Conte was sacked from his Chelsea job at the end of last season, while Mourinho was sacked from being Manchester United boss back in December.

When Manchester United went away to Juventus in the Champions League last year, Mourinho waved three fingers in the direction of the travelling fans at Old Trafford back in October to signify the treble he won while in charge of Inter nine years ago.

Conte has now urged the Portuguese to show more respect after taunting his former side Juventus.

Conte said: “He won the treble [with Inter] and three Premier League titles with Chelsea, so I think he is entitled to do that gesture.

“However, respect is needed. Both from fans and managers. He’s won a lot during his career, and in this gesture, there is everything about Mourinho.”

Conte has been out of job since last season as Chelsea sacked him and appointed his countryman Maurizio Sarri in his stead, and the former Chelsea boss has admitted that he’s reconsidering entering into management, but with a team that has a project he admires.

“I still don’t know where I will go,” he told talk show ‘E poi c’è Cattelan.

“But certainly I’ll choose a team who has a project that convinces me.”

Current boss Maurizio Sarri has found it difficult to replace Conte and has struggled to keep up pace with the title race in his first season in England as Chelsea are currently outside the top four. But he led Chelsea to the League Cup final and the Blues are currently in the Europa League semifinal and will face German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

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