Spiky Jose Mourinho hits out at ANOTHER reporter as he moans ‘you are not intelligent at all’ just days after irritated Roma boss took issue with Norway’s Jan Age Fjortoft
- Jose Mourinho has hit out at another journalist before Roma’s clash with Venezia
- The Special One told Italian journalist Marco Juric ‘you are not intelligent at all’
- Juric had asked him if he wishes he could change anything from his Roma spell
- The iconic Portuguese manager then immediately left his meeting with the press
- Mourinho hit out at Jan Age Fjortoft in midweek after a 2-2 draw with Bodo/Glimt
Jose Mourinho took aim at another Italian journalist during an interview as Roma manager, branding one reporter as ‘not intelligent’ when asked about his time at the club.
The iconic Portuguese coach has been his usual controversial self in the Italian capital, with his first six months at the Stadio Olimpico seeing him do his trademark runs down the touchline in celebration, publicly crticising his fringe players and taunting rival supporters.
Mourinho had a row with Norwegian reporter Jan Age Fjortoft after Roma’s Europa Conference League draw at home to Bodo/Glimt on Thursday night and had another bickering session with Italian journalist Maro Juric ahead of Sunday’s trip to Venezia.
Jose Mourinho hit out at another journalist in a press briefing ahead of Roma’s trip to Venezia
The Special One told reporter Marco Juric (above) ‘you are not intelligent at all’ in the presser
Juric, who works for Sky Sports Italia, Gianluca Di Marzio’s website and Radio Sport, asked the Special One: ‘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?
A spiky Mourinho responded: ‘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 Portuguese coach then got up to leave his press conference, ending his meeting with the press on a sour note.
Mourinho’s latest outbursts came just days after his rant after the Bodo/Glimt draw, which saw the Portuguese manager furious that his side were not awarded two penalties in the Stadio Olimpico clash.
Mourinho’s Roma are in poor form with one win from their last six games in all competitions
The 58-year-old was speaking to former Swindon and Middlesbrough star Fjortoft after the European clash and was rather tetchy with the reporter regarding his answers.
‘Look, the referee has to explain but they don’t speak,’ Mourinho said when asked to explain his feelings on the game.
And when Mourinho was asked what the referee did wrong, he said: ‘Did you watch the game?”
‘Yes, of course,’ Fjortoft replied, ‘but I want it from you. What did you see from your point of view?’
This week, Mourinho clashed with a reporter when quizzed about Roma’s draw to Bodo/Glimt
Mourinho continued to turn the interview around onto the reporter, but Fjortoft insisted; ‘I want to hear the from the Roma coach.’
The Special One has struggled for form with Roma, with the Giallorossi picking up just one win in his last six games under Mourinho’s stewardship.
That form leaves Roma in fifth-place going into Sunday’s clash against minnows Venezia, though they can reclaim a spot in the top four should they pick up three points.
Mourinho’s men, meanwhile, are in second place in the Europa Conference League group with seven points, one ahead of Zorya Luhansk in third and one behind Bodo/Glimt, who the Italian side lost to 6-1 in the other leg last month.