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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been left furious that a conversation he believed was private was recorded by a French television channel, reports Jeremy Wilson of the Daily Telegraph.
According to Wilson, Mourinho did not realise a conversation with the owner of Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot was being recorded by Canal Plus.
The Chelsea boss was caught making comments about Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and bemoaning the lack of forwards at Stamford Bridge and is quoted in the Telegraph report as saying:
He (Falcao) doesn’t have a team.
Who wants to play in front of 3,000 supporters?
If I was one day to go to Monaco it would be the end, perhaps to prepare for retirement.
According to the article, Mourinho also said of his own strike force:
I have a team but no striker.
The problem at Chelsea is that we are lacking a goalscorer.
I have one (Samuel Eto’o) but he is 32, possibly 35, who knows?
But former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba credits Mourinho as the best manager he has had, ahead of his Champions League reunion with the Blues in the tie against Galatasaray, reports Shaun Custis of The Sun (subscription required).