Why I Didn’t Want To Shake Mourinho’s Hands – Bradford Manager

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Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson, has said that he chose not to shake Jose Mourinho’s hand, after the Chelsea boss walked over before the final whistle of the FA Cup fourth round tie.

After Mark Yates put the visitors 4-2 up in injury time, Mourinho went to the away dugout to prematurely congratulate Parkinson and his staff, but he refused to acknowledge the gesture.

“He [Mourinho] came over to shake hands but at that point there was still three-and-a-half minutes left and I wasn’t getting drawn into that,” Parkinson said in his post-match press conference.

“You know that if Chelsea got one [goal] back even at that late stage, and with their world class players on the pitch, they could easily have got a second [goal] so we wanted to concentrate on what we had to do and see the game through.

“He came in the dressing room afterwards [though] and shook everyone’s hands – crediting the lads for their performances, which I thought was a real touch of class.”

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