Chelsea's Jose Bosingwa: I will not return to Portugal squad as long as Paulo Bento is in charge

The right-back feels disrespected by the national team coach and has decided to retire from international football
Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa has made it clear that he will not return to Portugal's national side as long as current coach Paulo Bento is in charge of the Seleccao.

Bosingwa was left out of the squad for the upcoming Euro 2012 play-offs against Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Bento questioned the right-back's attitude and mental strength.

But Bento's comments have not gone down well with the Chelsea full-back, who has now revealed be believes the 42-year-old is 'completely unsuited' to lead the national team.

"I don't know what he's talking about with his comments about my mentality and attitude. I feel offended and disrespected by his remarks. I will never wear the Portugal jersey again as long as he's in charge," Bosingwa was quoted as saying by A Bola.

"I am proud to say that I have a spotless record with the national team, unlike Bento. His behaviour at Euro 2000 left much to be desired.

"It is public knowledge that he always has conflicts with players. He does not have the mental and emotional capacities to lead a group of men and is completely unsuited to lead the national team."

Bosingwa is the second Portugal player to retire from international football after Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho recently withdrew his services due to a fall out with Bento.