Morris de Chelsea 'respects' Mourinho despite publication on social networks

LONDON: assistant coach Chelsea Jody Morris says he has the utmost respect for Jose Mourinho despite making fun of the head of Tottenham on social networks.

Morris posted a video of himself jokingly pretending to cry on Instagram in November after Mourinho said he was still worried about Chelsea's chances this season.

The former Chelsea boss, Mourinho, now in charge of Tottenham but then working as an expert for Sky Sports, had revealed his fears for the new boss. Frank Lampard The youth squad, as the club was unable to recruit in the summer due to its FIFA transfer ban.

Morris moved on Friday to defend his position as a cheerful reaction.

Many people misread my laugh at Joseph's comments, Morris said, speaking before the third round match of the Chelsea FA Cup against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Listen, I have nothing but the utmost respect for José. He is an absolute legend and one of the best coaches in the game.

Personally, I was laughing at the fact that I was worried if we would be earning so much.

Morris, who intervened with little anticipation for the Chelsea press conference, with Lampard suffering an illness, said the French striker Olivier Giroud It would only come out during the January transfer window for the benefit of the club.

Giroud already admitted that he might have to look for a move for more regular football, but Morris suggested that Chelsea could not afford to lose players without proper replacements.

It has to be for the benefit of the club, Morris said. We can't let people go out the door if that means we fall short somewhere.

Yes, you also have to look at the individual, but I must say that Giroud has been nothing more than a class act and a superior professional since he was here, so I don't see any problem of him on that front.

Chelsea is seeking reinforcements in the January transfer window after the club's transfer ban was lifted after an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.