Having labeled himself “The Happy One” upon his return to the Premier League, Jose Mourinho spent the first six months of his second tenure at Stamford Bridge in uncharacteristic docile fashion, as he cut a calm and relaxed figure on the touchline.
With the season approaching its business end, however, the Portuguese has shed the clothes of the affable, easygoing manager he had been wearing since August and has returned to his old, belligerent, self.
Mind games, frustration, fear of failure. Whatever prompt Jose’s latest outburst has also brought back the Mou of old, a man who is happy to take on his rivals off the pitch as much as he is determined to outmanoeuvre on the pitch.
Arsene Wenger and Mourinho exchanged heated words over the weekend, but the Frenchman is not the only manager to have had to bear the brunt of Mourinho’s tongue, as the list below illustrates.