Mourinho not willing to discuss AVB relationship.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has dismissed comments from former assistant Andre Villas-Boas about the breakdown of the pair’s relationship, insisting he doesn’t care what the Tottenham manager says.
Mourinho, 50, will face Villas-Boas for the first time as a manager on Saturday, when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane. Ahead of the crunch clash, Villas-Boas has admitted that he no longer talks to ‘the Special One’, who he worked with at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan.
But the Blues boss, now in his second spell at Stamford Bridge, dismissed Villas-Boas’ comments as childish and said he is not willing to discuss his personal relationships with the media.
“I do not need to discuss my relationship with anyone. I don’t care what he says. I’m not interested,” Mourinho told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s London derby.
“I am not a kid. If I have a problem with someone, I go upstairs, we speak and we have lunch.
“I am here to talk about Tottenham v Chelsea, not my relationship with anyone. I look forward to play against Tottenham, as always. I like to play Spurs because there is rivalry, a London derby, I like these matches.
“I’ve had many assistants down the years and have always been an open book with each of them. I give them a chance to work and if they don’t want to read my book, that’s up to them.”