LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho rebuked media outlets on Friday for not showing him respect after publishing video of him walking through London filmed by teenagers.
Mourinho said at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at West Ham that he will change the way he speaks to media because of the videos.
“(Now) you don’t get from me good and funny headlines,” he said.
Mourinho’s annoyance at the videos comes after a bad start to Chelsea’s Premier League title defense, with the champions 12th after losing four of their opening nine games.
“I’m going to treat your bosses the same way they treat me,” Mourinho told reporters. “No respect, no respect. And I’m not speaking about football. (In) football I’m ready to accept any kind of criticism, even the stupid ones.
“Private life and stupid things that you bring to light, I don’t like it. So we go to a different level of professional relationship.”
In separate videos, Mourinho was harangued by teenagers, whose complaints were published by British media outlets.
Chelsea backed Mourinho saying he was being interrupted while on the phone and the teenagers’ actions go “beyond the grounds of reasonable behavior.”
Mourinho’s comments on Friday are a far cry from the affection for England he expressed before leaving Real Madrid two years ago and returning to Chelsea for a second spell in charge.
“I know in England I am loved,” he said in May 2013. “I’m loved by the fans. I’m loved by the media that treats me in a fair way, criticizing me when they have (to), but giving me credit when I deserve it.”