Mourinho will be on touchline at Chelsea after being granted an extension until Wednesday to respond to his FA charge
By Zinny Boswell
Last Updated: 19/10/18 2:45pm
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he will “control” himself on his return to Stamford Bridge this Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Mourinho spent five years at Chelsea over two spells – winning three Premier League titles and an FA Cup – leaving the club as a fan favourite.
The former Blues boss has promised to set aside any loyalties on Saturday, assuring he will be “100 per cent Manchester United”.
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“For me it’s another game,” said Mourinho. “Would I celebrate like crazy my team’s goal or victory at Stamford Bridge? I don’t think so.
“I think I will try always to control myself and to respect the stadium and supporters that were my supporters and my stadium for many years. To do that I would have to lose my emotional control, which is not easy.
“I think I would always think where I am, which stadium I’m in and which public is in the stands. Apart from that, it’s just another match for me. A match I want to do well in for my players, my team and my supporters, that’s what I want.”
Mourinho, who was due to respond to his FA charge by 6pm on Friday, has been granted an extension until the same time on Wednesday. This confirms he will be on the touchline for Saturday’s match.
Asked if he had responded to the FA, Mourinho said: “Yes I did, but I don’t comment.”
Pressed on whether he felt victimised by the charge, he continued: “If I answer to your question I probably have another process, because I cannot imply bias, so my answer is no answer.”