The Portuguese coach is once again sparking controversy.
There were some that said that Jose Mourinho seemed reserved and even boring upon returning to Chelsea this summer, but that has all changed.
It’s the manager of old that appears to be back in the dug-out for the Blues after Mourinho caused a tunnel bust-up with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The west London club narrowly escaped a home defeat to the Baggies after a controversial last minute penalty salvaged a point and tempers flared after the match.
Reports in the Telegraph state that Mourinho called West Brom defender Jonas Olsson a ‘Mickey Mouse player’ after a disagreement between the pair.
Olsson and team-mate Gareth McAuley then confronted the 50-year-old, with a 20-man argument ensuing among players, staff and stewards.
Liam Ridgewell and Albion assistant manager Kevin Keen also became involved and the disagreement threatened to spill over into a brawl.
The whole encounter had a sour taste once the final whistle was blown, despite the fact that it was a chance for former colleagues Mourinho and Steve Clarke to go head-to-head.
Clarke was the Portuguese coach’s assistant at Stamford Bridge for the entire three-year term last time around between 2004 and 2007.
Yet there will be no love lost between the pair as after the game neither was happy with what had happened.
“They [West Brom] are a team to finish mid-table, every point for them is a great point,” Mourinho sniped at the Birmingham club.
Clarke was apparently more disappointed with referee Andre Marriner’s decision to award the hosts a penalty in the 94th minute, despite the fact that many believing Ramires had dived to win the spot-kick.
“We had the three points in the palm of our hand and it was taken away quite cruelly,” the Scot said.
“So I’m angry, frustrated and sad for my team because they deserved to break another hoodoo.”
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