Whatever you say about his style of play, things are rarely boring around Jose Mourinho. Chelsea stole a late, late equaliser against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge today, and evidently, some members of the Chelsea backroom staff enjoyed the goal a little too much.
Mourinho shot out of his seat and had to be held back by stewards as he chased Chelsea's Marco Ianni down the tunnel, such was the exuberance of the latter's celebration.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Mourinho reflected on the incident by stating that he has already been given an apology by Ianni and Maurizio Sarri.
Having deemed himself delighted with his team's performance and devastated by the result, chat eventually turned to the amazing scenes at the end. Here is the transcript of the relevant portion of the Sky interview:
You showed Chelsea a lot of respect [in lead up to game and during game]. Do you think you got that respect back?
No, but that's not my responsibility. I have a certain level of education, socially and in sport. What I did here today I will do one day in Madrid, Porto, Milan: I will try to behave always the same. The reaction of the fans is up to them, not me.
So you are more annoyed with the fans than Sarri or Sarri's assistant who ran across you?
No, no, no. I'm not annoyed with anything. What happened was with Sarri's assistant, and Sarri was the first to come to me to say he would resolve the problem internally. After that, his assistant came to me in Sarri's office and apologised. I told him that if that is how he really feels, and wants to apologise, I accept apologies and forget it, because I've made mistakes in my career. I'm not going to kill him because of one.
What did he do? Just run across you?
Forget it. It's over. He apologised.
Mourinho clashed somewhat with Chelsea fans during the game. He responded to a serenading of 'Fuck off Mourinho' by holding up three fingers, to represent the number of titles he won while at the club.