Tottenham announced a new partnership with Dulux earlier today and proceeded to mock the north London club. The paint supplier questioned whether a dog could do a better job than their current defenders and also poked fun at their 13-year trophy drought.
Mourinho was asked about Tottenham and Dulux teaming up and he appeared confused with the news.
“What’s that?” he responded, before turning to his press officer for assistance.
The journalist move on to another question but there will no doubt be questions asked after the series of swipes.
On Thursday morning Tottenham tweeted: “We are delighted to announce Dulux, the nation’s number one paint brand, as our first ever official paint supplier.”
The post included a photo of the company’s logo – an Old English Sheepdog.
A supporter cheekily asked “Can the dog play centre-back?” and Dulux responded “He might do a better job.”
Another Twitter user asked “Time to paint that trophy cabinet” and Dulux took this remark one further.
They mocked up a graphic of an empty trophy cabinet which contained the Spurs badge and wrote: “For sale, unused trophy cabinet.”
Tottenham have not had a settled centre-back pairing this season and Mourinho did address that question during the press conference.
“Because one of the things that you – the media generally – and always for players in general, the perception is that everybody wants to play, everybody wants opportunities,” he explained.
“When they don’t do it you always ask the players not playing and why not. You can look at it in a different perspective.
“You can always play the same two or say that kind of rotation which gives opportunities equally to everyone.”
Spurs risk missing out on Champions League football next term but Mourinho was in no mood to discuss his side’s dropped points.
“That’s what I’m not ready to discuss with you,” he said. “I think it has to do with some of our qualities as a team but I’m not ready to discuss with you. (When?) Maybe never.”
Tottenham travel to Everton tomorrow night knowing a win could take them above Liverpool up to six in the table.