Conte hits back at 'senile' Mourinho

Verbals Antonio Conte has had a pop at managerial rivals

Conte used the Italian words "demenza senile" in relation to the Portuguese, which is easy translated in English as senile dementia.

"Everybody knows that I don't need the Chelsea manager to know that I made mistakes in the past and I will make mistakes in the future".

Nonetheless, the United boss appears unshakeable, as he hauled up the ban handed to the Italian gaffer for not reporting match-rigging allegations whilst he was reigning Siena in 2011.

"I was asked about my passion, and you know because most of you were in my press conference".

Conte might have been referring to Mourinho's charge down the touchline at Old Trafford when his Porto team eliminated United on its way to winning the Champions League in 2004.

"I think maybe he was speaking about himself in the past", Conte said, speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Cup third round tie way at Norwich.

Earlier, the Manchester United manager took a dig at Conte and Jurgen Klopp by stating that the duo are "clowns" who "over-react" in their allocated technical areas.

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"So Mourinho told you behave like a clown, so I don't blame the Chelsea manager at all and I understand his reaction. That never happened to me and will never happen". Conte said. "Maybe sometimes I think that someone forget what they said in the past or which is his behaviours and sometimes I think there is, I don't know the name, demenza senile, when you are a bit [Conte taps his temple] when you forget what you do in the past".

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"At the same time, when I start to listen with regularity to this situation it is right to answer, because it is amusing and I laugh a lot". There is no love lost between the pair and the Chelsea manager felt his patience snap after hearing comments from Mourinho on Thursday. But I will still make a few.

"For the other situation, I am repeating - there is a person who continues to look here".

Asked if other managers' comments annoy him, Conte replied: "I must be honest - I don't read [any of it]".

"What never happened to me - and will never happen - is to be suspended for match fixing".

But when mention was made of the accusations against Conte, Mourinho said: "Did he?"

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