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I am not a kid discussing issues - Mourinho

ESPN staff
September 27, 2013
Master versus Pupil

Jose Mourinho insists he does not care about Andre Villas-Boas' bitter comments towards him, saying he is 'not a kid' in discussing relationships with the media.

Villas-Boas, who worked under Mourinho during his first spell at Chelsea, as well as Porto and Inter Milan, revealed the relationship breakdown was down to wanting to move on his career, saying he and the 'Special One' are no longer friends.

Chelsea boss Mourinho though when asked to describe his relationship with the Tottenham manager refused to be drawn into the debate.

"I would not describe it because I am not a kid, discussing relationships. I don't discuss this with the media. It's a personal thing. I don't care what he says. I'm not here to do that. I'm not interested," he said.

"I have had so many assistants in my career. I was always an open book to them and with the coaches in the academy. Will I go for a glass of wine with him? When people invite me I always go. I never refuse.

"But I have nothing more to say on this."

Mourinho went on to talk about Tottenham's chances of winning the Premier League, while also having a slight stab at Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

"I think they are a big contender. The team have big quality. This season they have the same manager for the second consecutive year. They were the champions of the market. They bought a lot of players, and all of them are international players and players with quality," he said.

"The squad is very, very good. Probably, before, there was probably a bit of a difference between the first-choice players and the second line. At this moment they have two teams. They're big contenders."

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