Jose Mourinho gets personal in response to Rafa Benitez's wife

Written By Sacha Pisani
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho unleashed a stunning attack on Rafael Benitez, poking fun at the Real Madrid manager's weight.

Benitez's wife, Montse, caused a stir when she claimed her husband is always tidying up after Mourinho, having coached Inter, Chelsea and now Real.

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Montse's comments provoked a response from Mourinho, who was quizzed by reporters following Chelsea's 4-2 penalty shootout win over Barcelona in the International Champions Cup on Tuesday.

Mourinho pointed to Benitez's record with Inter just months after the Portuguese boss guided the Milan club to a historic treble in 2009-10 as he shot down Montse's claims.

Benitez was fired six months into a two-year deal.

"The lady is a bit confused, with all respect," Mourinho said. "I'm not laughing because her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.

"The only club where her husband replaces me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time. And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think the lady needs to occupy her time. And if she takes care of her husband's diet, she will have less time to speak about me."

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