Jose Mourinho: Until Chelsea fans have a manager who wins four titles, I am No 1... Judas is No 1!
Jose Mourinho hit back at Chelsea fans after he was subjected to bitter taunts by his old club during Manchester United’s defeat in their FA Cup quarter-final match on Monday.
Greeting their two-time former manager with chants such as “It’s always your fault,” and “You’re not special anymore,” it was a far cry from the hero’s welcome the Portuguese once enjoyed at Stamford Bridge.
However, Mourinho had some choice words of his own for the fans in his post-match press conference.
When asked about the abuse after the match, Mourinho said: “Until the moment they have a manager that wins four Premier Leagues for them, I am the number one… Judas is number one.”
It was an event that caused friction between Mourinho and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte who ended up in a tussle on the sidelines, but regardless Mourinho added: “I managed to control my emotions and that’s good.”
On the red card itself, Mourinho did not want to be drawn. He told the BBC: "I don't speak [about the red card].”
"Everybody can analyse from different perspectives but we all watch the match until the red card and after the red card. So we can compare the decisions of the two yellow cards, in this case with others which were not given.
"I don't want to go in that direction. Michael Oliver is a referee with fantastic potential but in four matches he has given three penalties and a red card. I cannot change that.
"I shook his hand and said many congratulations."
He added: “I’m really proud of the guys and Mr Oliver goes home and he can do his own analysis.”