The new Blues boss has some cutting remarks for the Spaniard.
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has faced some strong criticism from Barcelona in the last few days for the 50-year-old’s time at Real Madrid.
Both Xavi and Andres Iniesta were two of the stars from the Nou Camp who had less than complimentary opinions of the Portuguese manager, with Iniesta stating that:
“He [Mourinho] damaged Spanish football, in general more harm than good.”
However, despite admitting himself that he has calmed down since his last tenure at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho is still far from a shrinking violet and had some comments of his own for the Spain international.
“I damaged Spanish football by being the manager that broke Barcelona’s dominance,” the new Blues boss told journalists at his first press conference back in west London.
Mourinho’s views show that the fractious relationship between the self professed ‘Special One’ and Barca is still stretched to breaking point and that despite being considered average during his time at Madrid, the manager is still proud of his 2012 La Liga triumph.
During three years at the Santiago Bernabeu the Portuguese faced the Catalans 17 times as Madrid manager across four different competitions.
Incredibly Los Blancos lost just five times during that time, with Mourinho triumphing in the same amount of games whilst a stalemate was met in the remaining seven fixtures.
Despite being lampooned for harming Spanish football by certain sections of the fraternity in the country, the new Blues boss did win the Copa Del Rey in his first season in Madrid, as well as securing the La Liga title with a record 100 points in his second.