Inter coach Jose Mourinho has been called a “bigmouth” by the chief executive of rival Serie A side Catania on Tuesday after an exchange of insults between the pair.
Mourinho began the row on Saturday when he said his side had deserved to beat Catania 5-1, despite only winning the league match 2-1.
Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco responded by saying Mourinho had insulted the whole of the Sicilian city, adding that he risked “having his teeth smashed”.
Lo Monaco quickly apologised for the comment, saying it was a Sicilian turn of phrase.
Mourinho joked in reply that he had heard of the Monaco Grand Prix but not the Catania official, whom he accused of using his name for free publicity.
On Tuesday, Lo Monaco denounced the Portuguese coach.
“Inter, and I say this with true conviction, have the strongest setup in Europe. It’s a shame they have been shown to have the biggest bigmouth coach of the continent,” the statement said.