Jose Mourinho has provided football writers with countless material for great copy this season, from refusing to publicly back his own side as favourites for the Premier League crown and instead nominating Manchester City for that accolade, to his recent outbursts involving Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger or a remark about his own striker Samuel Eto'o that he seemingly made when thinking he was off-the-record.
For former Chelsea full back and current pundit Graeme Le Saux, the latter two comments will end up being a source of regret for the Portuguese.
'He’s speaking out a lot in the press at the moment and I can’t fathom it out,' the 45-year-old, who like Mourinho enjoyed two spells at Stamford Bridge, said, according to talkSPORT.
'A couple of occasions he’s gone too far with his comments. It creates a huge amount of work for the club and for the people behind the scenes having to deal with some of the issues. I think you can get a bit carried away.
'You know the backdrop with Jose and many managers now is that they use the media to protect their players, motivate their players and put down the opposition. Sometimes there’s going to be situations where he says something that in a quiet moment he thinks, 'oh I wish I hadn’t said that or I wish people hadn’t recorded me when I didn't think I was being recorded'.'
Mourinho recently claimed that Wenger was a specialist in failure due to going on an eight-year run without securing a trophy, while just this week he joked about Cameroon hotshot Eto'o perhaps being 35 or 36 rather than 32-years of age.
Chelsea are firmly embroiled in the Premier League title race this season, alongside Arsenal and Manchester City. The Blues are currently leading, with 60 points returned from 27 match-days.
They play Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
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