Jose Mourinho is no stranger to controversy, and he’s stoked the fires of another one this week after commenting about Michael Oliver’s performance during Monday night’s FA Cup tie between Chelsea and Manchester United.
It isn’t the first time the Portuguese has locked horns with an official.
Here’s a look at five referees who have borne the brunt of the Manchester United manager’s wrath…
Retired in 2005 after receiving death threats from Chelsea fans following Mourinho’s unfounded claims he met with Barca coach Frank Rijkaard during half-time of a Champions League game.
After Barca beat Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of their 2011 UCL semi-final, Mourinho accused the German of being part of a “plot” to get the Catalans into the final to promote Unicef. Seriously…
Jose Luis Paradas Romero
The only referee in Spain to have sent Mourinho off, and he did it twice! However, his refusal to dismiss him a third time in 2013, led to him being dropped by the LFP.
The recipient of Mourinho’s most expletive-filled rant when the then-Chelsea coach accused him of being “f***ing weak” when he confronted him in the tunnel having been sent off against West Ham.
The latest target of Mourinho’s fury having allegedly cost Man United four times this season. The latest being the two yellow cards given to Ander Herrera against Chelsea.