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'I was rude... but I was rude to an idiot': Jose Mourinho fires back after booking for appearing to spy on Southampton's tactics in Tottenham's defeat Jose Mourinho accepted his comical booking in Spurs' defeat at Southampton  The Tottenham boss appeared to spy on the home side's tactics at St Mary's  But the 56-year-old was left angered by a member of Saints' coaching staff Mourinho labelled the coach 'an idiot' in an explosive post-match interview 

By Daniel Davis For Mailonline

Published: 17:41 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 17:41 GMT, 1 January 2020

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho accepted his comical booking in his side's defeat against Southampton but slammed a member of Saints' coaching staff.

The 56-year-old had approached the hosts' bench and appeared to spy on their tactics as Spurs endured a frustrating afternoon on the south coast. 

And the Portuguese was cautioned by referee Mike Dean around the 76 minute mark after entering the opposite technical area.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was cautioned after appearing to spy on Southampton's tactics

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was cautioned after appearing to spy on Southampton's tactics

But the outspoken tactician shrugged off the dressing down in his post-match interview, saying: 'I think the yellow card

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