Jose Mourinho reveals regret for referee accusation

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He's rarely a man to admit his wrong-doings, but Jose Mourinho has expressed regret for using the word "campaign" to describe what he felt were refereeing injustices involving his team this season.

The Portuguese was fined £25,000 in January for comments accusing officials of working against the Blues after Cesc Fabregas was denied a penalty against Southampton.

According to Sky Sports, though, the Chelsea manager was remorseful for using words inappropriate to describe what he thought was a refereeing conspiracy.

"I'm not the kind of person to regret," he said. "What you did, you did. What happened, happened. You cannot change things. Time does not go back.

"We had lots of mistakes against us, that's the reality, but that's football. Maybe "campaign" is not a nice word. Maybe I would take that word out from my explanation and my comments, but that's the reality.

Perhaps owed to the fact that such decisions ultimately failed to prevent his Chelsea side from emerging Premier League champions, Mourinho took a forgiving approach to help justify his own actions.

"We had very bad decisions over a big period of time. But I also made bad decisions, no problem."

The Blues conclude their title-winning season in front of the Chelsea faithful on Sunday when they host Sunderland at Stamford Bridge - a game that holds little importance now that the Black Cats have guaranteed their survival.

For Petr Cech, though, it could be 33-year-old's final game for a side that he joined 11 years ago from Rennes, following Thibaut Courtois' emergence as Mourinho's No.1 this season.

The veteran shot-stopper is reportedly unhappy with playing second-fiddle to the young Belgian and will seek a move away from west London in search of first-team football. Arsenal appear to be his most likely suitors, though Mourinho hopes that Cech will chose to stay with the Blues.

He said: "This is a very personal thing. I don't want to speak about it. I'd like him to stay, I have no preferences if he leaves."

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