Chelsea boss in unusual show of praise for official following win over Aston Villa.
Clearly keen to prove that he is capable of offering kind words in the direction of match officials Blues boss Jose Mourinho was at pains to salute referee Neil Swarbrick following Chelsea’s win over Aston Villa according to the Daily Star.
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Mourinho may hope that the occasional positive comment towards officials will work in his favour when he invariably picks up his next fine or touchline ban.
Either way it’s fairly rare for any manager to extol the virtues of a referee and as such no doubt Mr Swarbrick will take this words kindly.
“The referee was very, very good. Very, very good in the way he controlled the emotions of the game.”