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Chelsea's Mourinho: I have nothing in common with Galatasaray's Mancini

Jose Mourinho has declined Roberto Mancini's invite to dinner for after the Chelsea v Galatasaray Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

Italian tactician Mancini said he would be happy to go for a meal with Mourinho if the Turkish side happened to beat Chelsea in the Round of 16 second leg but the Blues boss insists he would turn down the opportunity if it arose.

Mourinho took the reins at Inter Milan after Mancini departed in 2008 but the Portuguese says that's where the similarities between the pair end.

"No, because I have no interest. After the match I don't do things because I win or because I lose," he told reporters regarding a possible post-match dinner.

"After matches what I have in my mind to do, I do. It doesn't matter if I win or if I lose.

"And in my plans after the game, I don't have a meal with somebody that has the same job as I have and this is the only thing we have in common. The fact we both are football managers. Nothing else."

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