Jose Mourinho said that "envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man" during a rant at Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has made his fair share of memorable comments over the years, but the Portuguese surpassed himself during a rant at television pundits Graeme Souness and Jamie Carragher on Friday.
The former Liverpool stars were scathing in their assessment of Chelsea's performance as they were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in a 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Carragher was critical of the way Mourinho's men surrounded the referee prior to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 31st-minute dismissal for a foul on Oscar, while Souness described the attitude of some players as "pathetic".
The comments were met with an angry reaction by Mourinho at a news conference on Friday.
After accusing the pair of having a short-term memory, Mourinho alleged that he knew "a lot" about Souness from his time at Benfica, where the Scot managed shortly before the Chelsea boss took over in 2000.
"Obviously I have a certain kind of education, not just in football, but in life," he said as he looked to take the moral high ground.
Mourinho then produced a line that could sit alongside Eric Cantona's famous 'seagulls' quote in the footballing annals: "I prefer to laugh and to say that envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man."comments