Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho argued with Everton boss Roberto Martinez after his side’s 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park on Sartuday.
The Portuguese felt managerial protocols were not taken into consideration when Martinez spoke to the media first following the Toffees’ first home win of the season.
He, after their weekend’s post-game pressers, then interrupted the Spaniard as he addressed another group of journalists.
“Roberto, next time tell me to go before you because we have to travel,” said Mourinho, who swore as he left.
Martinez replied: “I don’t control that, Jose. I don’t control that.”
After Mourinho left abruptly, Martinez said to the journalists, including a Liverpool Echo reporter: “When he beat us 6-3 last season he was such a nice man. I prefer him like that.”
Chelsea are 17th in the league table, 11 points shy of current leaders Manchester City, after recording just 4 points from their opening five games; including three defeats in their last four games.
Mourinho, who had before the start of the season prided himself in rising to defense of his staff, was criticised for his treatment of Chelsea’s medical staff, having demoted team doctor Eva Carneiro’s to training ground roles.
Mourinho said Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn were “impulsive and naive” and did not “understand the game” after they went on the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the 2-2 home draw with Swansea on 8 August.