'I'll rip your head off' - Chelsea boss Mourinho has Atletico previous

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Atletico Madrid assistant German Burgos once threatened to rip off Jose Mourinho's head. This Champions League tie just gets better and better...

Chelsea drew Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final yesterday - giving most journalists the tie they wanted in terms of producing subject matter.

The game has several sub-plots. Jose Mourinho used to manage Los Colchoneros’ fierce rivals Real, Diego Costa against potentially his next club and Thibaut Courtois; will he or won’t he play?

But for me it is the first one of these three - Jose’s previous dalliance with Los Blancos - that produces the best sub-plot for the game - one that might even have Mourinho a little bit scared ahead of the two teams meeting up.

Because to put it nicely Mourinho and Atletico assistant German ‘Mono’ Burgos do not exactly see eye-to-eye … literally.

Burgos gets his nickname ‘Mono’ because his hairy appearance and physical prowess make him appear like a monkey - but he has the temper of a hippopotamus.

And the former Argentina international goalkeeper is not a fan of Jose Mourinho - not one bit.

In fact, if you look back to December 2012, Burgos once infamously made a rather vivid and precise threat to Jose Mourinho.

The pair were caught arguing on the touch-line when Burgos shouted over to Jose:

"I'm not Tito, I'll rip your head off!"

He was referring to an incident in which Jose had poked ex-Barcelona coach Tito Villanova in the eye during a heated altercation - but clearly Mourinho is not going to threaten the monster that is Burgos.

He makes Atletico manager Diego Simeone look like an Andrex puppy in comparison - however it did not stop Mourinho making a customary quip post-game back in 2012 when asked about the incident:

"Who is Mono Burgos?"

Jose - he is the giant man who threatened to rip your head off and I am sure you will get reacquainted come the 22nd April.

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