The manager has taken at swipe at the Premier League rich boys.
The feud between Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini looks set to be reignited after comments from the Blues boss.
Mourinho succeeded Pellegrini as Real Madrid head coach in 2010 and then took swipes at the Chilean through the media when the 59-year-old took charge of Malaga.
The pair have had a fraught relationship ever since and the Portuguese coach has once again fuelled the spat.
“I think in normal conditions Manchester City should be far from the others because of the squad, the maturity, the stability of the players, the potential of the striking force, the experience of the players. There is a difference,” Mourinho was quoted by the Daily Express.
“But the Premier League is being difficult for everybody, also for them. So in this moment, everybody is there. So, I think, good fun. I think good fun.”
The Citizens have fluctuated in form this season, although the 2-4 victory over Fulham on Saturday sees them in real contention for the Premier League title.
The win at Craven Cottage came after a 6-3 triumph over league leaders Arsenal the previous weekend, with the Gunners facing Mourinho’s men on Monday.
For the 50-year-old to pick out the strength of Pellegrini’s squad as reason to win the title is somewhat rich, as the team at Stamford Bridge has been built under similar expensive circumstances.
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