The spat between Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Graeme Souness has continued with the former Liverpool player refusing to change his opinion of the Blues in reaction to the Portuguese’s criticism of his comments, reports the Daily Mirror.
The pundit branded the Stamford Bridge outfit as “pathetic” for surrounding the referee when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off for PSG in mid week.
In reaction to this Mourinho said: “The difference between me and Souness is this – Souness as a player, up there. Jose Mourinho as a player, down here. Jose Mourinho as a manager, up here. Souness as a manager, down there. With another difference: I was not a frustrated man because I was not a top player. He is clearly a frustrated man.”
However, despite this Souness is refusing to back down, writing on Sunday: “He had his say about me at his press conference on Friday and he is entitled to his opinion, but it won’t change mine. When he reflects on what went wrong against PSG and addresses it, I hope – yet doubt – that will include the obsession with gamesmanship.”
This seems to continue the Blues’ boss fractious relationship with the press in his second spell at Chelsea. It also seems to be showing no signs of ending in the near future.