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03rd Apr 2022

José Mourinho confronts journalist during press conference

Callum Boyle

Another day of Mourinho being Mourinho

Roma boss José Mourinho lost his cool yet again in a press conference as he confronted a journalist at his pre-match conference ahead of his side’s game against Sampdoria.

Italian journalist Alessandro Austini criticised the 59-year-old on the radio recently and during the conference, asked Mourinho about his tactics.

‘I was expecting a much more aggressive question’

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager, who had clearly heard what Austini had said, decided to fire back at the journalist, claiming that he had “s**t himself” in front of him.

I was expecting a much more aggressive question, more negative and violent after I listened to you on the radio,” Mourinho said.

“I didn’t expect such an easy question. My conclusion is that you are much more aggressive and violent on the radio but when you come here you s**t yourself a little bit in front of me.

Jose Mourinho press conference

Mourinho has been embroiled in a war of words with the press all season

The two-time Champions League winner has come under fire from the Italian press in his first full season at Roma but equally hasn’t held back either, regularly becoming embroiled in clashes with members of the media.

In November, Mourinho was asked by journalist Marco Juric: “It’s been six months since you signed for Roma, would you change anything that you’ve done in terms of choices, statements, requests or anything that you’ve done?”

Mourinho then responded by saying: “You are here in practically every press conference, but either you are very intelligent and you want people to think you are not or you are not intelligent at all. I want to think you’re intelligent but you like to do what you do.”

The Giallorossi are currently seventh in Serie A but were knocked out of the Coppa Italia at the quarter-final stage to Inter Milan.

Roma could still win a trophy this season and are in the last eight of the Europa Conference League where they will face Bodø/Glimt of Norway.

Jose Mourinho press conference

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