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Who has Jose Mourinho locked horns with? Here's a (by no means exhaustive) list

Published 0921 GMT (1721 HKT) May 27, 2016
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"When you enjoy what you do, you don't lose your hair -- and Pep Guardiola is bald," Jose Mourinho said in September 2014. "He doesn't enjoy football." JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Mourinho crossed what many considered to be a line in a Spanish Super Cup match in 2011 when he poked Guardiola's then assistant manager, Tito Vilanova, in the eye during a pitchside scuffle. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Arsene Wenger was dubbed a "specialist in failure" by Mourinho because of Arsenal's Premier League title drought. Mourinho also described him as a "voyeur," accusing him of focusing on Chelsea's spending and success. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Mourinho has repeatedly hit out at Rafael Benitez, saying the Spaniard owed him thanks for teams he had inherited and boasting that fans would always prefer him over Benitez, who would be unable to match his success. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Manchester City manager was called "Mr Pelligrino" during a Mourinho press conference -- a joke he has wheeled out on more than one occasion. CARL COURT/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Master motivator Mourinho told CNN even he couldn't get through to the talented but wayward Mario Balotelli. "Mario was good fun. I could write a book of 200 pages of my two years in Inter with Mario," he said. "But the book would be not a drama -- the book would be a comedy." GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Mourinho called team doctor Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn "impulsive and naive" and said he wasn't "happy" with the two when they ran onto the pitch to treat the injured Eden Hazard against Swansea on the opening day of the 2015-16 season. Matt Dunham/AP
Mourinho told reporters he felt "betrayed" by his players, who had failed to carry out his tactical instructions. "One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players, and I feel like my work was betrayed," he said on Sky Sports. Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images