Irishman was hired at the Bridge by Mou.
Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers has called him to congratulate the west London club on their win at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, according to reports on Sky Sports.
The Blues overcame the Reds 2-0 on the weekend to open up the Premier League title race, however, after the full-time whistle the Northern Irishman was hugely critical of the defensive way that the self-styled Special One has set the visitors up to play, with Rodgers claiming that the Portuguese had “parked not one, but two buses” in front of their goal, before going on to add that it was “not difficult” to coach a team to play in that manner.
However, speaking ahead of his side’s second-leg encounter with La Liga leaders Atlrtico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League semi-finals at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, the Portuguese confirmed that the man who used to work for him as a youth and reserve-team coach at the west London club had called him to clear the air.
“You know pundits are pundits and I don’t want to comment a lot,” Mourinho said.
“Brendan is a manager and is somebody that I consider my friend. I met him a long time ago when he was a very young coach coaching kids.
“Of course, I know his words after the match but I also know his words today and today he told me congratulations for a great victory and a great performance.
“Especially because he’s somebody I consider a friend and I like, I prefer to forget the words after the match and I keep the words of today.
“He’s an intelligent guy, I believe that after the match he watched the match on video and I think now he understood what happened.”