UNDER-FIRE CHELSEA BOSS OPENS HIS HEART
The Chelsea boss says he feels all alone and that he lives “in another world”.
He’s got no mates in football and says that other managers are like “vultures” who want to steal his job.
The Blues manager has come in for the worst stick of his career after the Champions’ stuttering start to the season.
And he is aware of the “vultures” circling.
Mourinho said: “In football there is a culture.
“I’m not sure of the right word in English – but I think it is ‘vulture’.
“The culture of the vulture. When they feel something can happen, they start coming around.
“It’s something I never did. When I was without a job for six, seven months in 2007, I always behave the way ethics tell me to behave.
“I didn’t go to football, didn’t comment on football, didn’t fly over stadiums where they were having difficult results.
“I was quiet. I was waiting. Now there is the culture of the vulture.”
Mourinho says he can sense a difference in his second spell in England with the level pressure being poured on by pundits.
He added: “I know the culture now, even in England. Before it was not the culture in this country, but, especially the pundits.
“They have a new job, which has become a very important job, it’s changed the culture a lot.
“Some of them are really brave.
“To criticise someone with my history, you need to be brave, as there is a risk someone like myself will say: ‘Shut-up. You’ve won nothing in your life.’ But I won’t do that. I just work and hope that the good results are coming.
“Sstability for the manager, in general, it’s gone. It’s gone for everyone, except a couple of ‘special ones’.”
That last comment was yet another dig at rival Arsene Wenger, as he kept his feud bubbling with the Arsenal chief.
Given the way he carries on with other managers, it’s hardly a shock that he doesn’t have mates in the game.
Mourinho admitted: “I’m not a PR, I don’t care what people think about me.
“I’m just what I am. When I am in a great moment it looks like nothing’s happened. When I am in a bad moment, I pay for this a little bit. I don’t have many friends in the football world.”