Mourinho: No respect from media

Jose Mourinho has hit out at the English media after they reported on two incidents involving the Chelsea manager in London this week.

Mobile phone camera footage has emerged showing two teenagers following Mourinho through the streets of west London, actions the Blues have described as "overly intrusive".

The 52-year-old appeared to be clearly unhappy with the approach of the youngsters, and he accused those outlets responsible for reporting on his private life as being disrespectful.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's clash with West Ham, Mourinho said: "You don't get from me good and funny headlines. I'm going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me.

"No respect, no respect. And I'm not speaking about football. Football I'm ready to accept any kind of criticism, even the stupid ones.

"Private life and stupid things that you bring to light, I don't like it. So we go to a different level of professional relationship."

A club spokesperson said: "We've noted the two recent stories concerning Jose being filmed on mobile phones.

"While Jose understands the laws pertaining to filming in public places, the two teenagers in question followed him from his home for 20 minutes and constantly interrupted a private phone call, which he and the club believes goes beyond the grounds of reasonable behaviour.

"Jose has always spoken warmly of the public reception he receives in London, but both Jose and the club consider these last two instances as overly intrusive.

"We also note the allegation of intimidation in those stories, which Jose strongly refutes and which his legal representatives will continue to monitor closely."

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