Jose Mourinho embarked on a war of words with a journalist at a Chelsea press conference telling the reporter to “click on Google” after asking a “stupid question”.
The blues have got off to their worst start to a top-flight campaign in 29 years and their outspoken manager bristled at suggestions that on past form his third season was when everything generally went wrong.
At the inference that he had difficulty sustaining momentum into a third campaign, the manager grew frustrated with the line of questioning and pointed to success in previous stints in London and Madrid.
“My third season in Porto? I didn’t have a third season. In Inter, I didn’t have a third season. My third season at Chelsea the first time, I won the FA Cup and the Carling Cup, and I played the Champions League semi-finals.
“The third season in Real Madrid I won the Super Cup, lost the cup final, and I went to the Champions League semi-finals. These are my third seasons.
“So click Google instead of asking stupid questions. You spoke about the third season, and I’m telling you the question is stupid. I know the point is that the question is stupid.
“Asking about building dynasties is a different question. I haven’t done that before. This will be the first time I’m trying to do that, so I don’t have previous experience from the past.”