Chelsea manager accused of plotting against Neymar

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of attempting to influence supporters, the media and referees with his recent comments about Barcelona star Neymar.

The Portuguese coach described Neymar's alleged dive against Celtic in the Champions League earlier this season as "sad" - but Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari believes this was nothing less than a subtle attempt to influence people.

"Every manager likes to use the media to their own benefit and Mourinho is doing just that," Scolari told The Guardian. "He knows that Chelsea could play Barcelona in the Champions League sooner or later and he is already putting supporters, media and referees against Neymar.

"It's disappointing and Mourinho didn't really need to resort to that."

Neymar attracted criticism in October after appearing to exaggerate after being kicked by Celtic's Scott Brown, who was shown a straight red card for violent conduct.

The 21-year-old, who joined Barcelona in the summer for £48.6m, was also renowned for his diving antics during the early stages of his career with Santos.

However, the Brazil international has impressed since moving to Spain, both with his supreme talent and professional attitude.

Neymar has scored five goals and contributed nine assists since joining the Catalan giants.

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