Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has suggested Jose Mourinho could be suffering from amnesia.
This follows Mourinho’s barb at the Italian over his touchline behaviour.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Mourinho told reporters he acts in a “mature” manner, rather than “crazy” or like “a clown” on the touchline – an apparent dig at Conte and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp.
Conte took the bait in extraordinary fashion in Friday’s pre-match news conference ahead of the Blues’ FA Cup tie at Norwich City on Saturday.
Conte used the term “demenza senile” in his native tongue when referring to Mourinho.
“I think that he has to see himself in the past, maybe he was speaking about himself in the past, yeah?” Conte said.
“Maybe sometimes, I think that someone forgets what they said in the past or his behaviour and sometimes I think there is, I don’t know the name, ‘demenza senile’ when you are a bit… when you forget what you do in the past.”