Jose Mourinho has opened up on an incident when he was "very violent" towards his players during his time as Inter Milan manager.
The Portuguese enjoyed a glittering two-year stint with the Italian giants, winning Serie A twice, the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.
But despite his great success with Inter, current Tottenham Hotspur boss Mourinho admits there were some low moments during his time in Milan.
Reflecting on some of the mistakes he made, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United boss recalled a hot-heated outburst after a 3-1 loss in January 2009.
“There are relationships: I coach, you play. Empathy depends on the ability to accept me as I am – it’s like a puzzle,” Mourinho told La Gazzetta dello Sport .
"At Inter, there were people waiting for someone like me to complete that puzzle. I’m never fake, I’m original: it’s me and that’s it. I was also a d*ckhead, but that was me.
“Especially after the defeat against Bergamo (Atalanta). I was very violent with the players – I told them they had won the Scudetto of s***.
"It was only afterwards that I understood I had hurt them and I apologised.”
Despite his outburst, Mourinho insists he was invested in the happiness of everyone involved at Inter – and that he shares a bond with the club to this day.
He added: "I was at my best when I felt at home, where I could feel the emotions of the group, where I was 200 per cent invested with my heart.
"That’s why, on May 22 in Madrid (the 2010 Champions League final), I was content to experience the happiness of others, all the way from [president Massimo] Moratti to the people working in the warehouse.
“I had already won a Champions League title – I used to always think of myself first and then others. At Inter, it was never like that.
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