Jose's first rule of punditry: Chelsea ALWAYS deserve to win, second rule…

Mourinho has provided waggish advice on how to be a pundit - fans of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United & Tottenham Hotspur may disagree, though!

Before the New Year, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho light-heartedly bemoaned the lack of Chelsea-supporting pundits on television, citing renowned personalities such as Jamie Carragher, Phil Thompson, Jamie Redknapp to all show allegiance to Liverpool, that Gary Neville is obviously an ex Manchester United mainstay and that there is nobody to defend the Blues.

Mourinho was in the BBC studios for a segment on Football Focus where he embellished on this, giving his rules of what could be the football punditry version of Fight Club only in the broadcasting sphere, you don't not talk about it, you shout about it.

'My rules for a pundit are the following,' began Mourinho, with a wry smile decorating his face.

'First rule; Chelsea always deserved to win. [The second rule is] Chelsea always the best team on the pitch. [The third rule is] every referee decision was against Chelsea. [And the fourth rule is] the man of the match is a Chelsea player.

'This is not the same role as Chelsea manager but sounds the same as pundits who support other teams!'

Concluding in a serious tone, Mourinho continued: 'I think [pundits are] honest and do a professional job, when I listen or watch some of them I think they teach the ordinary people how to read the game, understand the game - I think they do a fantastic job.

'But when your heart is red, or blue or stripes, black and white, you cannot hide it - and they do not hide it, they do not hide their heart colour.

'I just think a couple of Chelsea pundits would be good!'

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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