Raging Roma boss Jose Mourinho storms out of press conference and argues with Lazio press officer after fiery derby

A FURIOUS Jose Mourinho stormed out of a press conference when he realised he would not be allowed to talk to reporters directly.

The Roma manager was desperate to defend himself and his players following their action-packed derby defeat by Lazio.

Covid restrictions in place at Lazio mean journalists have to submit questions to a press officer who then asks them to the manager in a bid to reduce contacts.

But Mourinho was not having any of it and was caught on camera telling staff he would not follow the rules.

He raged: “Lazio chose for their coach, I want to talk to the press.”

When told he would not be able to, Mourinho marched out of the room and saying: “OK, OK, they’ll talk to him.”

Initial reports in Italy suggested the Roma boss actually feuded with journalists rather than being eager to speak to them.

But video footage confirmed his campaign for free speech at the Stadio OIimpico.


Mourinho did fulfil his commitments with broadcaster DAZN and used his interview to blast the officials and VAR after his side’s 3-2 defeat.

He said: "Unfortunately, a fantastic game was ruined by the referee and VAR, who were not at the right level for this match.”

Roma have seen a fine start to their season turn into a wobble with two league defeats in three.

Mourinho took charge at the storied club on a three-year deal after he was sacked by Spurs.

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