Jose Mourinho calls for end to Antonio Conte feud

Jose Mourinho calls for end to Antonio Conte feud

According to Corriere dello Sport on Thursday, the Chelsea owner won't go into next season with Antonio Conte at the helm, but is keen on replacing him with one of his compatriots: Max Allegri.

Antonio Conte is said to be in the market for attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window.

This week, though, Conte has a chance to get one over on Mourinho on the pitch rather than in front of the press.

Conte will have no shortage of options when he does leave Chelsea, with Paris Saint-Germain understood to be keen to bring him in. "I have another year of contract with this club but, as you know very well in football, everything is possible".

Meanwhile in the Premier League Manchester City are the runaway leaders, meaning Conte's most likely sources of silverware are the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

Asked whether the Blues had discussed Vardy, Conte responded: 'No, honestly we didn't speak about him, but I repeat we are talking about a really good player.

"You must trust in your work".

"Football is this, our job is very difficult".

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"The only word I can say is that he's a phenomenal player, apart from that Arsenal player, and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this".

But the Portuguese said on Friday: "I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response or you can expect contempt, silence".

Conte then branded the United boss a "little man" and Mourinho, while refraining from retaliating again, made his opinion of the Chelsea head coach clear. England is changing this equation.

Conte was unable to provide an update on Eden Hazard's contract, amid suggestions a new deal for the Belgium playmaker is close, saying it was a club matter. We all remember anxieties when he (Mourinho) was the Chelsea manager.

And let's not forget his success with AC Milan who before Juventus were the last club to experience Serie A glory, meaning Allegri has won four of the last seven Scudettos, and has number five in his sights this term. He's thought to be interested in working in the Premier League.

With the money being talked about and the quality of the left-wing-back, this would be a statement of intent.

Capello says he would never have confronted Mourinho in such a way, particularly since he would not have been confident that he would have been able to find the right words.