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Mourinho Has Another Dig At Wenger Ahead Of Saturday’s Crucial Clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of their crucial London derby tomorrow. See what the Blues boss said


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of their crucial London derby tomorrow.

The Gunners head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime sitting just four points off leaders Chelsea with a game in hand, so tomorrow’s result could be decisive for both clubs title hopes.

The game is made extra special for Wenger as it will be his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal but when asked if he had any tribute for his fellow manager, Mourinho took the chance to reignite their long-running feud.

While the Portuguese coach admitted his admiration for Arsenal and Wenger, he aimed a cheeky dig at the Gunners boss by saying all managers would love to have been shown the support he’s enjoyed during the many ‘bad moments’ in north London.

He told reporters today:

‘The tribute is to say that any one of us, we’d love to have the same privilege with our clubs.

‘I admire Wenger and I admire Arsenal, a club that stands by their manager in bad moments – of which there were quite a lot.’

On a day when the rest of the footballing world has been congratulating Wenger for his magnificent achievement, it’s rather disappointing that, as one of the world’s best managers, Mourinho didn’t follow suit.

The Portuguese coach also passed up the opportunity to set the record straight on his ‘specialist in failure’ comment he made about Wenger last month.

Wenger suggested that any manager of the teams at the top of the table who claimed their side wasn’t in the title race was afraid of failure. Mourinho took exception to this by branding the Arsenal boss a ‘specialist in failure’, and when asked if he regretted this comment, he said:

‘Ask him does he regret comment he made… so I can’t answer.’ Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Mail

It would have been nice for the Blues boss to clarify or even retract his comment, as it was unnecessary when you consider the fact that Wenger didn’t even aim his comment directly at Mourinho, he was speaking in general terms, but Jose is a manager who thrives on mind games and unsettling his opposition managers. Sadly for him, I don’t think Wenger is rising to him bait.



  1. Sunnypa De Gooners

    March 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Mourinho is a fool of all fool how can he talk that way to his fellow manager.when he grow old to the level of wenger small small manager like 40 to 45 will moless him him and even called him an old fool on the pitch.stupid man called mourinho

    • Ken

      March 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Yes too true.
      when he grows old and senile like Wenger and collect money instead of trophies like the Scrooge, certainly he will understand.

  2. Mistamonn

    March 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Mourinho is not even a manager. In my opinion he is just a good coach. REAL managers are people like Sir Alex Ferguson and Mr Wenger. Mou is just an arrogant prick. The greatest joy for me is to see him beaten at his own backyard, then maybe he’d just shut up for once. Then again, he may still have something to say.

    • Ken

      March 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Do not associate big nose with the failure specialist, it is an outrage to football. Associate Wenger with business magazines and cash machines will be better.

  3. Millz

    March 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Why do people let mourinho’s words affect them so much. It’s all just a game to him, a game which he loves to play the pantomime villain. His comments can be arrogant, disrespectful, and outright nonsensical at times but his aim is to do whatever necessary to aid his team, and if that means playing the pantomime villain then so be it. Take everything he says with a pinch of salt.

  4. zola

    March 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    sometimes the truth is painful. 8 yrs no silverware is utter failure. dont blame the special one for telling the truth. he is not the one who made wenger to fail. people respect wenger so much thats why they dont tell him the truth. he is a failure

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