Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says Roy Keane was right to snub Jose Mourinho’s handshake during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa a fortnight ago, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Aston Villa assistant boss refused to acknowledge Mourinho when he attempted to shake his hand before the final whistle, whilst manager Paul Lambert pointed to his watch to suggest the Chelsea boss should wait until the game was finished.
And the former Liverpool boss said he would have reacted in the same way as the former Manchester United captain.
“Roy Keane said he thought it was disrespectful that Jose Mourinho had tried to shake his hand before the end of Chelsea Aston Villa match,” Dalglish wrote in his weekly column.
“First of all, if I was in that situation, I don’t think I’d give a carrot what Mourinho tried to do.
“He has these things he does. They’re not new. It wouldn’t affect my life.
“But for what it’s worth, I probably wouldn’t have shaken his hand, either, if I had been in the same situation as the former United skipper.
“Mourinho is at the top of the tree at the moment. You can get away with a lot of things when you’re in his position.
“But maybe he should remember the old adage about being nice to people on the way up because you might need them on the way down.
“If things go a little wrong for him at some point in his career, he may find there are those who are keen to pull the ladder away from under him as quickly as they can.”