Blues boss the latest to feel Keane wrath.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been branded as arrogant and disrespectful by former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Irishman, now assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, was highly critical of the Blues boss after his recent antics during a game between their two sides at Stamford Bridge, during which Mourinho attempted to shake hands and leave the pitch before the match had finished.
Mourinho has done this on several occasions and been met with some criticism, and Keane says the Portuguese coach would’ve been ‘knocked out’ if he’d tried that in a Sunday League game.
Keane was speaking at the launch of his latest autobiography, which has unsurprisingly included many hard-hitting anecdotes and criticisms of his former employers and team-mates.
However, the 43-year-old was also asked about his opinion on this recent Mourinho incident and gave a typically frank account, pulling no punches when he told reports what he thought of the Chelsea manager and his behaviour towards opponents.
“I don’t mind all that [Mourinho mind games] but the game is still going on,” he said. “It’s disgraceful, I’ve seen him doing it to other managers, it is a disgrace. The game is still going on. You wouldn’t do that on a Sunday morning, you would get knocked out.”
Asked if he felt Mourinho was arrogant and disrespectful, Keane added: “What do you think? That’s a stupid question. Yeah.”
Chelsea won the game 3-0 against Villa, who are on a difficult run after a generally strong start to the season with Keane working alongside Lambert.