Jose Mourinho walked out of an interview after receiving what he described as a “negative” question following Chelsea’s Capital One Cup defeat to Stoke City on Tuesday night.
The under-pressure Portuguese coach, already perturbed by an earlier question asked by the beIN Sports reporter, was asked if he was disappointed with the way his players defended the goal scored by Stoke’s Jonathan Walters - and it didn’t go down well.
“Look, once more you want to go for the negative one, I don’t want - see you tomorrow. Bye.” (Scroll down this page to see Jose Mourinho’s latest temper tantrum).
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Still, the very fact Mourinho was conducting his post-match duties with the media was an improvement on last Saturday, when he refused to talk to reporters following Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park.
But maybe he should have avoided the media once again on Tuesday night. Not only did he storm out of the interview with beIN Sports, but he bizarrely said in his post-match press conference - per BBC Sport - that his players made their critics “look stupid” at the Britannia Stadium.
Chelsea in crisis
Chelsea went 1-0 down just after half-time and sent the game to extra-time thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Loic Remy, but were beaten on penalties after Eden Hazard missed the decisive spot-kick.
Mourinho’s side, who sit 15th in the Premier League table after 10 matches played, have now won just one of their previous seven matches in all competitions.
Speculation is rife that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will sack Mourinho if the Blues suffer defeat to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Guus Hiddink reportedly waiting in the wings.
Chelsea fans: is it time for Jose Mourinho to leave Stamford Bridge - or do you still have faith in him? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!