English Premiership

No need to call Mourinho - Conte

2016-10-29 07:00
Jose Mourinho (Getty Images)

London - Jose Mourinho won't be receiving a phone call from his Chelsea opposite number Antonio Conte to placate him about his behaviour in last Sunday's 4-0 hammering of Manchester United.

Mourinho showed his displeasure at the emotional antics of Conte - which included him urging the Chelsea fans to cheer louder - by having words with him at the final whistle.

Italian media reported former Chelsea manager Mourinho claiming "it's humiliating".

Conte, who took over after guiding Italy to a penalty shootout quarter-final defeat by Germany at Euro 2016, replied firmly when asked if he had spoken to Mourinho since.

"No, but I don't think it's necessary," said 47-year-old Conte.

Conte, who made his name as a manager at Juventus, guiding them to three Serie A crowns, admitted though he needed to be careful about his behaviour - for the sake of his own health.

"I'm worried about this," said Conte. "For this reason, I try to run, to maintain a good physical form. It's important because I know that I risk a bit."

Conte, who likes to run for 30 to 40 minutes at Chelsea's training ground, says thanks to his lung-busting efforts as a midfielder for Juventus and Italy he has bought himself some time.

"In my career I ran a lot. I'm in credit," said Conte, who won the Champions League (1996), the UEFA Cup (in 1993 now the Europa League) and five Serie A titles as a player with Juventus.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
10 December 2016
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Stoke City, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Hull City v Crystal Palace, Kingston Communications Stadium 17:00
Swansea City v Sunderland, Liberty Stadium 17:00
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth, Turf Moor 17:00
Leicester City v Manchester City, King Power Stadium 19:30
11 December 2016
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion, Stamford Bridge 14:00
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Old Trafford 16:15
Southampton v Middlesbrough, St. Mary's Stadium 16:15
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 18:30
13 December 2016
Everton v Arsenal, Goodison Park 21:45
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City, Vitality Stadium 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.