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12 Players Who Clashed With Mourinho

After reports emerged that Jose Mourinho recently clashed with a Tottenham Hotspur defender, we take a look at some other stars who have had a run-in with the coach, a list that includes Cristiano Ronaldo as well as players from Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Click through the gallery above to see some players who have clashed with Mourinho in the past!

Mourinho and Rose reportedly had a heated debate over why the England international was not in the coach's squad for the club's 0-0 draw with Watford on Saturday, with onlookers describing the scene as "tense". However, Rose is not the first, and will probably not be the last, of Mourinho's stars who have fallen out with the Portuguese manager.

At United, the coach famously fell out with Paul Pogba, whom he had initially named as his vice-captain after the midfielder returned from the 2018 FIFA World Cup. However, in September, he stripped the Frenchman of his role following an incident that saw the player leaving a match in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce instead of with the rest of the squad on the team bus. Their relationship only got worse after that, and the fallout climaxed in a heated training ground bust-up after Pogba uploaded a video to social media, in which he could be seen joking around with Andreas Pereira and Luke Shaw following a derby defeat.

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Before Pogba, there was Samuel Eto'o at Chelsea. The Cameroon striker won the treble with Mourinho at Inter Milan, but it was years later, when the duo reunited in London, that they clashed. Mourinho joked about Eto'o's age, to which the player responded by calling his boss a "fool" and a "puppet". However, despite their public spat, they have maintained a healthy relationship since, and are very complimentary of each other these days.

During his time at Real Madrid, Mourinho seemingly lost half of his dressing room. Iker Casillas and Pepe were among the first key players who suffered under the Portuguese, while he also fell out with club-record goalscorer Ronaldo. They never completely saw eye to eye once the Portugal captain questioned Mourinho's tactics after Real were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by bitter rivals FC Barcelona at the semi-final stage in 2011, and things almost boiled over when they clashed in the dressing room in 2015, with Ronaldo having to be held back by his teammates, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

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Do you think Mourinho will clash with more players at Spurs? Do you think he can lead the LilyWhites to silverware? Have your say in the comments section below.


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