Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is a “lonely guy” in the modern game after confessing that he doesn’t have that many friends in football, the Daily Mirror reports.
Mourinho has endured a difficult opening spell of the campaign so far, having watched the defending champions fall 10 points behind pace setters Manchester City. To add insult to injury, Mourinho was even given a £50,000 fine and a one-match stadium ban for comments he made following the recent defeat to Southampton (via Mirror).
And having received his punishment, he confessed to feeling isolated in the modern game as he went on to further discuss his problems.
“In the modern concept of the tribe of football, I don’t belong,” he told the Irish Times.
“I live in a different world. I’m not with the power. I’m not with the power. I’m a lonely guy in this modern world of football.
“I do my work. I’m not a politician, I’m not a PR, I don’t care what people think about me. I don’t, you know, I’m just what I am,” he added.
“When I am in a great moment it looks like nothing’s happened; when I am in a bad moment, I pay for this a little bit. I don’t have many friends in the football world.”