Mourinho makes declaration on war with Chelsea boss Conte - FCNaija

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 12/03/2018

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Jose Mourinho says he has finally buried the hatchet with rival Antonio Conte, after both managers got involved in a series of jabs and name-callings.

Mourinho recently masterminded a victory over Conte and Chelsea, and both managers were seen sharing a joke on the touchline, and Mourinho says he has put their misunderstandings behind him.

“We have had problems but now we need to forget about it,” Mourinho told Italian TV station RAI.

“He is the coach of Chelsea, I am at Manchester United – we could not do anything different: respect the situation, greet each other and move forward.

“We did the right thing.”

Tensions between the two elite managers first ignited when Conte's Chelsea side of the 2016-17 season soundly beat Mourinho's United at Stamford Bridge, prompting the Portuguese to criticise his counterpart for over-zealous celebrations.

This later saw Mourinho likening the antics of Conte on the touchline to that of a 'clown,' which in turn began the spiral of events.

As words went back and forth into the current campaign, frustrations peaked when Conte suggested his opposition was suffering from 'demenza senile,' provoking Mourinho to retort with the resurfacing of match-fixing allegations which hampered Conte during his previous role at Juventus.