Thibaut Courtois has emphatically denied reports that he was dreading the potential hiring of Antonio Conte or Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid.
Courtois played under both managers during his time in Chelsea, and the two have been linked to the Real Madrid job as potential replacements for under-fire Julen Lopetegui.
A report from El Pais stated that the Belgian goalkeeper told teammates that he “cannot believe” that the two were being considered while turning pale at the suggestion.
Courtois reportedly added that he left Chelsea “to not have to go through something like that again”, but the Real Madrid goalkeeper took to Twitter on Friday to deny those allegations.
“I emphatically deny the information published today in @elpais_deportes regarding me,” Courtois said in a tweet.
“Included are lies that hurt me as a professional and I expect a retraction as I consider taking legal action.”