'You sh*t yourself in front of me' - Mourinho clashes with 'super aggressive' radio reporter

22:24 SAST 2022/04/02
José Mourinho Empoli Roma Serie A
The veteran coach took exception to a journalist's criticisms and let him know exactly how he felt

Roma boss Jose Mourinho once more clashed with reporters in a fiery press conference on Saturday, telling one journalist 'you sh*t yourself in front of me'.

The ex-Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United manager was speaking ahead of his side's trip to Sampdoria this weekend.

But, as often happens, the 'Special One' drew all the headlines with some choice words for one of his interrogators at the conference.

What was said?

“I expected a much more violent question from you. I heard you on the radio yesterday, you were much more aggressive, much more critical, much more violent. I was not expecting such an easy question," he fired upon receiving one particular question about his defence.

“The conclusion I therefore reach is that you are super aggressive and super violent on the radio, then you come here and sh*t yourself in front of me."

The bigger picture

Mourinho's Roma remain in contention for Europe as the Serie A season enters its final stages.

With eight games left in 2021-22 they currently occupy sixth place, good enough as it stands for a Conference League berth, though Atalanta are hot on their heels with a game in hand.

Capital rivals Lazio, meanwhile, sit just a point ahead in Europa League qualifying; while even Juventus, in the fourth and final Champions League spot eight points above Roma, are not yet out of reach should Mourinho's charges enjoy a strong end to the campaign.

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