Jose Mourinho is withdrawing his quotability after making headlines for a street altercation.
Footage emerged this week of the Chelsea manager reacting to a 14-year-old fan who was filming him on the London street, shoving the camera.
“You don’t get from me good and funny headlines,” said Mourinho ahead of Saturday’s visit to West Ham.
“I’m going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me: no respect, no respect. I’m not talking about football. In football I’m ready to be criticised, even the stupid ones.
“Private life, stupid things you bring to light, I don’t like it. So we go to a different level of professional relations.”
Chelsea Head of Communications Steve Atkins said: “We’ve noted the two recent stories concerning Jose being filmed on mobile phones.
“While Jose understands the laws pertaining to filming in public places, the two teenagers in question followed him from his home for 20 minutes and constantly interrupted a private phone call, which he and the club believes goes beyond the grounds of reasonable behaviour.
“Jose has always spoken warmly of the public reception he receives in London, but both Jose and the club consider these last two instances as overly intrusive.
“We also note the allegation of intimidation in those stories, which Jose strongly refutes and which his legal representatives will continue to monitor closely.”