The 2015-16 Premier League season may be just three days old, but it already feels like we’ve had an entire campaign worth of Mourinho-centred controversies. Sure the Portuguese wasn’t the root of all of them, but the diversity of a lengthy rap sheet is conspicuous.
Jose Mourinho just couldn’t help himself — and this was before the comments about his physios taking an injured Eden Hazard off the pitch at the end of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City, or the insistence on appealing Thibaut Courtois’s understandable red card in the same game. The day before, Mourinho gave notice of his mood.
The 52-year-old had been asked about Roberto Martinez’s comments regarding John Terry, when the Everton manager effectively accused the Chelsea captain of tapping up John Stones by discussing his potential signing so publicly. So, the Portuguese was going to stay public with his response. That was part of a theme. Even though Mourinho was literally discussing how he didn’t want to speak, he typically said more than most would have.
“My feeling is just one and I’m not speaking about Everton or Stones,” the Chelsea boss said. “I’m just speaking in general. If I could, I would speak with you [the media] once in a month. There are other people in football who, if they could, they would have a press conference every day.”