Antonio Conte suggests Jose Mourinho has senile dementia. Chelsea boss has accused Jose Mourinho of losing his mind during an extraordinary response to the former Blues manager. Mourinho, in fact, at his United press conference on Thursday appeared to take a swipe at the Italian - and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - for their attitudes in the technical area when he said he did not feel the need to behave like "a clown" on the touchline. Conte used the Italian words "demenza senile" in relation to the Portuguese, which is easy translated in English as senile dementia.
Conte said: "I think he has to see himself in the past. Maybe he was speaking about himself in the past. Maybe, sometimes, I think that someone forgets what's said in the past, which is his behaviour. Sometimes I think there is, I don't know the name, but demenza senile... when you forget what you do in the past".
Mourinho was Conte's immediate predecessor and was sacked by Chelsea for a second time in December 2015 and the Blues finished 10th, while Conte guiding them to the title in last Premier League, his first season as boss. Conte added: "There is a person that continues to look here. You understand? He went away, but he continued to look here".
Conte also attacked Arsene Wenger for claiming that Eden Hazard should have been booked for diving rather than awarded a penalty during Chelsea’s draw with Arsenal in midweek: "I think if Arsene Wenger watched the game again, he would understand that he was very lucky during the game for refereeing decisions".
Conte described "very strange" the verbal fight between Premier League bosses: "I don't like to speak about the other coach, about the other players. I think it's a form of respect. I repeat that sometimes for example, Wenger forgets that in the last few games we finish the game with 10 men when they won FA Cup and Community Shield, and I think the referee decisions were a bit strange, you understand?", former Juventus manager added.