Jose Mourinho was finally given his chance to respond to Manuel Pellegrini over his comments following last Sunday’s clash at the Etihad.
Pellegrini claimed that Chelsea played “like a small club, like Stoke” during the 2-2 Premier League draw.
Mourinho played down any talks of a spat with the Chilean, who he succeeded as Real Madrid boss back in 2010.
But he wasn’t going to let it go entirely without having a subtle dig at the Manchester City boss.
He said: “He always says he doesn’t talk about referees, then he ‘killed’ Mark Clattenburg.
“He always says he doesn’t speak about me or my team, and then he did it once more.”
The Chelsea boss was referring to Pellegrini’s post-match interview following another 2-2 draw with Arsenal earlier this month. The City boss heavily criticised the ref’s performance, insisting he made three major errors at the Emirates.