Jose Mourinho was adamant that the FA and UEFA were conspiring against him in April 2014, according to the Daily Mail.
In a new book serialised by the Daily Mail, Rob Beasley, dubbed as ‘the sports journalist who knows better than anyone what makes Jose Mourinho tick’, has made a number of revelations concerning the current Manchester United boss.
Beasley wrote that Mourinho once threatened to ‘break Arsene Wenger’s face’ after the Arsenal manager criticised a transfer he made in 2014.
It is also claimed that the Portuguese ‘raged’ at being ‘punished’ by both the FA and UEFA in quick succession in 2014, while manager of Chelsea. Beasley writes, in Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal:
‘In April 2014 Jose was frustrated that UEFA rules meant that his own goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was able to play against Chelsea in a Champions League semi-final for his loan club Atletico Madrid.
‘It wasn’t the only setback that he had suffered as they chased European glory.
‘On the day before the Champions League draw, Mourinho had been fined £8,000 by the FA after his sending-off towards the end of a defeat at Aston Villa.’Chelsea had also been thwarted in their efforts to move their upcoming Premier League match at high-flying Liverpool, which was a potential title decider, from the Sunday to the Saturday or Friday night.
‘Mourinho raged to me: “Courtois to play is a joke but the biggest joke is (we) play Liverpool on the Sunday.
‘”It is a disgrace that we play Sunday. We play for Chelsea and also for England. It is a disgrace.
‘”They hide behind walls and f*** us.
‘”Who are they? Do they have a name and a face? It is amazing.”
‘Then he turned on his old enemies, the FA, and their latest punishment: “I don’t accept the decision. I don’t pay.
‘”I fight the decision and I kill the guys there.
‘”They want to f*** me and they do.
‘”Old guys, don’t have a clue about football. I told them that they are a disgrace.”