Two former Chelsea bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte involved in another fight

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Former Chelsea bosses Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte never had a good relationship during their time as rival managers in the Premier League.

Mourinho has a long history with Conte as they exchanged a number of insults at each other when the Italian was in charge of Chelsea and Mourinho in charge of Manchester United, and it seems that they have both reopened old wounds.

Conte spoke about Spurs player Christian Eriksen in his press conference as Inter Milan are rumoured to be keen on Christensen, and it hasn’t gone well with Mourinho.

Conte told the Italian press: “Eriksen? We have to go to people who have already had a career, who are at the end of their contracts.”

Mourinho has now taken a dig at Conte and said managers with ‘responsibilities’ should not talk about players in other clubs.

“I think Antonio. I think Antonio. He has said publicly,” he said. “I think we coaches, we should all behave in the same way in relation to transfers.

“I know that for you it is not the best way. But I think we should always be closed, until something really happens.

“So when you ask me about player A, B or C, like when I was asked about three players, how can I speak about three players that are not my players?

“I think we should always be protective. Nothing, nothing. When I see people with responsibilities, speaking about Eriksen….

“I think we shouldn’t speak about players from other clubs until they become our players I think we shouldn’t speak about players from other clubs.

“You ask me about Gedson (Fernandes) since the moment Gedson’s name was on the screen: goes to West Ham, goes to Tottenham.

“You ask me if he comes, if he doesn’t come, I told you nothing. I have nothing to say about it. I think that’s the best way.

“You protect everybody, you protect the clubs, you protect the player, you protect everything.”

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