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Jose Mourinho walks out of BBC interview

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stormed out of a BBC interview after being asked whether he would take action against defender Branislav Ivanovic for his alleged headbutt on Everton’s James McCarthy.

Ivanovic has been accused of aiming a headbutt towards the Toffees’ midfielder - while the Daily Mail speculate that the Serbian defender may have even bit his opponent - but Mourinho played down the incident after the final whistle.

The Portuguese coach said “Don’t make me laugh” when asked by BT Sport whether Ivanovic should have seen red for the incident.

Mourinho threatens to walk out of press conference

He also threatened to walk out of his post-match press conference if he received another question about the supposed headbutt, telling Sky Sports journalists: "I'm concerned with my reaction, because one more question (and) I leave.

“And after that you are not happy. The next question for that story I have to go."

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Mourinho walks out of BBC inteview

Which is precisely what he did during his interview with BBC Sport’s Jonathan Pearce.

The experience reporter asked the Chelsea boss: “So emotional when things happen so quickly, but when you see that melee afterwards, if you see that one of your players has done something wrong will you take action?”

To which Mourinho responded: “Sorry, see you tomorrow,” before walking off camera.

Mourinho hails 'beautiful win'

Despite his annoyance with the Ivanovic-related questions, Mourinho hailed Chelsea’s last-gasp victory as a ‘beautiful win’.

"It's beautiful to win in the last minute, and it's so sad to lose,” he was quoted as saying by the Express. “They have to be very disappointed, they gave us a very difficult match. We are very very happy and we think we deserve it. We fought so hard to try and win the game.”

Willian winner

Mourinho’s men snatched all three points thanks to an 89th-minute winner from Brazilian winger Willian - a result that keeps Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

The Blues are now firmly on course to secure their first Premier League title since 2010 - although 13 crucial matches remain to be played between now and the end of the season.

Mourinho's relationship with British press deteriorating?

Mourinho has always been a favourite with the British media since arriving in England in 2004, but is his relationship with the press deteriorating?

The former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss recently refused to speak to the media after Diego Costa was banned for three matches for a stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

He admitted the only reason he turned up to last week’s pre-match press conference was because he would be fined if he didn’t.

Mourinho has attempted to create a so-called ‘siege mentality’ at every club he’s been at - and it’s often had the desired effect.

And if Chelsea end the season with the Premier League title - along with the Capital One Cup and potentially the Champions League, too - Mourinho’s tactics with the press will once again have paid dividends.

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Branislav Ivanovic
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Jose Mourinho
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