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Johnny Giles rips into 'evil presence' Mourinho

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Mourinho savaged by Irish TV's top pundits
Mourinho savaged by Irish TV's top pundits

RTE TV pundit Johnny Giles claimed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was 'an evil presence' in the game after watching his side crash out of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.

Giles had little sympathy for Mourinho after his shock Champions League humbling, with his scathing comments leaving little to the imagination.

"He has been on for about three months that there has been a conspiracy against his team as he tries to influence referee," said Giles.

"I think he is a great coach, but he is an evil presence in many ways, he is bad for the game."

His fellow RTE pundit Eamon Dunphy chipped in to suggest Mourinho "encourages cheating" among his players, as they again surrounded the match officials in a bid to get PSG players sent off during a last-16 tie that finished 3-3 after extra-time, with the French side progressing on away goals.

"What he does constitutes a cancer in the game, he is a cowardly bully," said Dunphy on a night when Chelsea were beaten by a side that had their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off for a red card in the first half of the tie at Stamford Bridge.

"This is a bad night for Chelsea and a bad night for Mourinho. It brings into question his project as he has all the players he wants, but they were exposed tonight.

"They were bankrupt and it raises questions again about the Premier League, Monaco slaughtered Arsenal at the Emirates and now this.

"Chelsea came up against a decent side, that is all PSG are, and they were bankrupt of ideas. 

"Mourinho has a lot to answer for because the way his team played and the spirit his team displayed was wrong, wrong, wrong."