Mourinho threatens to blank press over quotes

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, could boycott all press conferences for the rest of the season after accusing journalists of doctoring his quotes.

“The press always choose the words they want, not the words that people say,” Mourinho said today.

Mourinho was reacting to reports, including by Sky Sports and The Times, that he was considering a switch to Real Madrid. He had said that most coaches would like to work there, adding again that he intended to see out his contract at Chelsea, which runs until 2010.

“The question was if I want to train Real Madrid. The answer was that every coach would like to do it. It would be an honour to work in a club like Real Madrid.

“I am not saying ‘no’ for the future, I am saying clearly ‘no’ until 2010 because I have a contract with Chelsea. I want to stay with Chelsea.”

Mourinho briefly withdrew from co-operation with the press in September 2005 after an interview in a London listings magazine said he would be interested in the England job.

Today, he said: “I am in love with Chelsea. I am in love with English football.

“These are the words – so you can say what you want about it. If you give me love, I will give you love. If you give me unfair things, I will give you what you deserve – so at the end of the season we can speak again.”