Roy Keane called Jose Mourinho's behaviour 'disgraceful' during Chelsea vs Aston Villa in 2014

Jose Mourinho tried to shake Roy Keane's hand before the final whistle went in Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa in 2014. Keane tore into Mourinho after the game.

Jose Mourinho is and always will be a Chelsea legend.

The Portuguese manager enjoyed extraordinary success across two spells with the Blues, which saw them win three Premier League titles.

Mourinho, now manager of Roma, got under the skin of many of his opponents during his time in England.

And one man that Mourinho managed to anger was Roy Keane.

Back in September 2014, Mourinho’s Chelsea welcomed Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge for their Premier League clash.

Paul Lambert was manager of Aston Villa that day, with Keane his assistant. It was a bad day for The Villains as they were beaten 3-0.

At the time, Mourinho had a ritual of shaking the opposing manager’s hand before the final whistle went.

He tried to do that with Lambert, who refused to shake his hand and pointed at his watch in disapproval. Keane then showed no reaction at all after Mourinho tapped him on the shoulder.

Keane made his feelings clear after the game as he tore into the Portuguese legend.

“The game is still going on. You wouldn’t do that on a Sunday morning, you would get knocked out,” He said, per the Guardian.

“I don’t mind all that [mind games] but the game is still going on. It’s disgraceful. I’ve seen him doing it to other managers; it is a disgrace.”

When asked whether Mourinho’s actions were arrogant and disrespectful, Keane replied: “What do you think? That’s a stupid question.”

Jose Mourinho tried to shake Roy Keane's hand before the final whistle went in Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa in 2014. Keane tore into Mourinho after the game.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Roy Keane, Jose Mourinho and Graeme Souness sit in the television studio during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on October 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Keane wasn’t done there, though. He added, per Eurosport: “I’m not sure I’d have liked playing for Mourinho. He plays too many mind games with the media.

“I understand the need for games. But there comes a point when you think, ‘Don’t play mind games today’. And poking the Barcelona coach in the eye – I wouldn’t have done that.

“If I was still a player today, I’d like to think I could work with Pep Guardiola. I like his style, and his presence, and the way he conducts himself.”

Lambert also branded Mourinho ‘disrespectful’. Mourinho was asked about their comments after the game.

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He said, per SportsMole: “I appreciate their comments. I think that they are both two great examples of polite and educated people, and because I am a guy who tries to learn every day and with every experience.”

When quizzed whether he will do it again, Mourinho answered: “Yes.”

Classic Mourinho.

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