Jose Mourinho has called for an end to his feud with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, for whom he has “contempt”.
Mourinho and Conte have engaged in a public battle over the past few weeks, with the former aiming an erroneous dig at the Italian over match-fixing.
Mourinho has now drawn a line in the tussle, saying that “contempt means end of the story”.
“I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response,” said Mourinho. “Or you can expect contempt.
“The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know touched the point where he really feels hurt.
“Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and now contempt and for me contempt means end of the story.”