Jose Mourinho says that he won’t be watching the derby game between Barcelona and Real Madrid tomorrow night.
The ‘Special One’ left Real Madrid under a cloud after three tumultuous years at the Bernabeu to take charge of Chelsea once more in the summer.
Mourinho helped break Barcelona’s dominance by claiming the Spanish league title in 2012 and claimed the Copa del Rey from the Catalan giants the season before.
However despite his success he was forced out after the 2012/13 campaign amidst rumours of discontent amongst his squad and after relinquishing their La Liga crown to Barcelona.
The final nail in the coffin proved to be Madrid's Copa del Rey final defeat against rivals Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho will lead his Chelsea side out against fellow Premier League contenders Manchester City on Sunday, and the Portuguese coach says his concentration on that game means he won’t even watch the first league El Clasico since he left Spain.
Asked if he would watch the game, he said: “No. I don't care. If you ask me if I want somebody to win, yes I'd like somebody to win.
“But I'm not going to lose my tranquility on Saturday before an important game for me on Sunday. I'm going to have dinner with my family and I'm going to sleep.”
However the Chelsea boss soon contradicted that claim, and said that despite his contentious exit from the Bernabeu, he was backing his former side to win.
Chelsea currently sit in second place in the Premier League after eight games, with Manchester City a point further back in fourth.