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The Chelsea boss was asked about a training visit from South Africa’s rugby players, did not wish to comment

Jose Mourinho was in spiky mood as he addressed the press on Friday.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea ‘s game against West Ham on Saturday, the Portuguese cut a tetchy figure throughout his press conference, culminating in a rebuke for the reporters present.

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Mourinho refused to comment on the danger posed by West Ham flyer Dimitri Payet and then accused the British press of having “no respect”.

Asked about the visit of South Africa’s rugby players to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground this week, the Blues boss said: “You are not going to get any funny headlines out of me.

“I treat you the same way your bosses treat me: no respect. No respect.

“I am not speaking about football.

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“[On the subject of] football, I will expect every type of critic, even the stupid ones.

“[But] private life and stupid things that you bring to the light…

“I don’t like it, so we go to a different level of professional relations.”
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