With comments on Arsene Wenger, Manuel Pellegrini, and Cristiano Ronaldo out of the way, Jose Mourinho couldn’t just stop there. After all, he has to build up his jaw fitness for the new season.
Thankfully, Rafa Benitez’s wife, Montserrat, decided to mention her husband’s old nemesis in an interview with La Region. “Real Madrid are the third of Jose Mourinho’s old teams Rafa has coached,” she said. “We tidy up his messes! If you think about it, of course you end up crossing paths. There are only a few world-class clubs out there.”
Well, that was all Jose needed to go below at the belt. From the Guardian:
“The lady is a bit confused, with all respect. I’m not laughing, because her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.
“The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time.
“And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband’s diet she will have less time to speak about me.”
The season hasn’t even started yet and already we’ve got weight jibes and beefs with other managers’ spouses! When your grandkids ask you when actual football matches were replaced with 90 minutes of middle aged men giving each other wedgies in the press room and crying, this is the season you will tell them about.