"It was an accident, an incredible accident", Conte said.
Conte will not be short of offers when he leaves Chelsea.
29 July 2017: Conte says that he must avoid "a Mourinho season" as the champions attempt to defend their Premier League title.
Conte's contract does not expire until next year but the 48-year-old Italian is already preparing to move on.
"He has only one season he played regularly for Marseille".
Conte branded Mourinho a "little man" after Chelsea's goalless FA Cup third-round draw at Norwich on Saturday.
"Against Stoke, we scored five goals but against other teams, we have maybe missed too many chances, '"Courtois told chelseafc.com. Me and the club know very well this situation and for this reason we must have patience to understand there is a process and we are ready to face this process".
"I have another year of contract at this club, but in football everything in possible".
Conte has had some issues with the board about the Chelsea's transfer budget- vehemently arguing that the funds supplied are not enough to win the league.
In a media conference on January 9, before his team's League Cup match against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on January 10, Conte said he would never forget what three-time English Premier League victor Mourinho, had said.
"At the general level what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, the owners, we don't believe a lot in the January market".
"I remember with Ranieri when he [Mourinho] offended him for his English", added Conte.
Chelsea are looking at options to loan Charly Musonda but have been reluctant to loan Kenedy, who has not had much game time but is operating as a back-up to Marcos Alonso at left wing-back.