Video: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho takes a swipe at Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at former protegee Andre Villas Boas as he prepares to face his Tottenham team.
Tomorrow’s clash will be the first time they have been in opposing dugouts, and Mourinho has taken the opportunity to make it clear that he no longer has any sort of friendship with the former member of his backroom staff.
He said: “I don’t lose any sleep.
“We had a great personal and professional relationship before. We don’t have that now.”
Asked about Villas Boas own comments on their relationship, he said: “I don’t care what he says.”
The younger boss gave an interview in which he said: “Our break-up point was because I was full of ambition to give him something extra and I wanted further involvement from the job I was doing at that time.
“I felt I could give him much more. But he didn’t feel the need for somebody near to him or in another position as an assistant, and because of that it was decided that it was time, after Inter Milan, to continue our careers apart.”
Asked if he was no longer friends with Mourinho, he replied: “Yes, I think so. I don’t think we need explanations. But our relationship has broken down.
“I think we have the mutual respect for each other and we understand what we have been through cannot just disappear, but it’s not like it was before.”