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Making friends with Mourinho

ESPN staff
February 16, 2014
The smiles between Jose and Mourinho didn't last for long © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes from the sporting week, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho picks a fight with... well, everyone, while Tyson Fury adds two more names to his list of people he doesn't much care for.

"The reality is he's a specialist because eight years without a piece of silverware, that is failure"

Something tells us Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger aren't going to be burying the hatchet any time soon

"I don't think an engineer needs a calculator to do [Juan] Mata £37 million and [Kevin] De Bruyne £18 million, so that's £55 million"

Ditto Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini…

"It was like a car crash"

Yes, Mikel Arteta, we all stopped to watch Arsenal being destroyed by Liverpool, too

"George Groves and Carl Froch? I don't really get on with the pair of them to be honest"

Is there anyone you DO get on with, Tyson Fury?

"I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks"

Michael Sam's father, who was eating at a Denny's restaurant, took the news hard on his son announcing he was gay

"I need to find a reason to respect the referee's decision. At the moment, I have no idea what is going on"

Great Britain medal hope Elise Christie reflects on being disqualified for the second time in as many events at the Winter Olympics

"Not getting the financial model back in shape is not an option. Ultimately you go into receivership"

Australian Rugby Union CEO Bill Pulver on the battle he faces to straighten out the game's financial problems Down Under

"There's a good chance I could miss the crowds anyway. Top Gear is on that night, so I don't expect anyone to stick around and miss that"

Former England prop David Flatman on his bid to run the Bath half marathon

"It wasn't easy for me after last season because I was on the bench"

Wages would surely have softened the blow for Martin Skrtel

"Every school bully eventually meets his match and gets filled in ... that's what happened to Wales against Ireland"

Jeremy Guscott kicks the Welsh while they are down

"I have no faith in the coaches"

Ex-Scotland international Finlay Calder hits out at the country's management

"What happens at Carrow Road stays at Carrow Road"

Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes all Fight Club in revealing he holds no grudge over Yaya Toure not receiving a ban after appearing to kick him

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