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Jose Mourinho mocked by Raymond Domenech

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Jose Mourinho may have won league titles in four different countries over the course of an illustrious career, but the Chelsea manager will never be able to shake off the ‘translator’ tag from his detractors - numerous as they are.

Those at Barcelona who he has incensed over the years still refer to Mourinho by the job title he initially had at the Camp Nou under Sir Bobby Robson, and it is unlikely he will escape derision, regardless of what he achieves.

But it is not just Catalans who regard Mourinho as a mere translator, but also former France manager Raymond Domenech, who has allowed his dislike to boil to the surface by mocking the Portuguese in his memoir.

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"That's the problem with translators,” Domenech wrote in Mon dico passione du foot, in reference to Mourinho.

“There comes a time when they convince themselves they wrote the text themselves.”

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Mourinho is not exactly someone who will allow barbs to affect him, but rather hands them out himself more regularly. It is, then, likely he will hardly even take note of this cutting comment from Domenech, a man without a trophy in his managerial career.

Chelsea form

The Chelsea boss, on the other hand, is clear favourite to add yet another league title to his collection this season, with his team having romped to a six point lead in the Premier League after only nine matches played.

Chelsea have won seven and drawn two of their league outings so far this term, and their imperious displays have led to comparisons with the Arsenal Invincibles of the 2003-04 season.

Next up for Chelsea will be relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge, and another victory almost surely awaits in this bid for an unblemished season record.

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