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Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has reopened his long-running war of words with Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini ahead of the two teams’ meeting in the Uefa Champions League on Wednesday night, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The self-styled Special One had taken great offence to the Italian’s suggestion the day before that he had built the majority of Inter Milan’s Uefa Champions League winning side of 2010, who Mourinho had coached to victory over Bayern Munich in the final at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Mourinho won the Champions League because he took a good team,” Mancini had said. “He took a team that, like Manchester City, I had built; a team with a very strong mentality. When I went to Inter, they played very bad football and we changed this.”
However, the Portuguese responded by saying: “It’s funny, it’s funny. It’s funny because my team in the final had Lucio, Thiago Motta, Diego Milito, Samuel Eto’o, Goran Pandev and Wesley Sneijder.
“From 11 players, he didn’t work with six of them. So he made a five-a-side team because I played with only five players from his team.”