Jose Mourinho pays heartfelt tribute to ‘last of his kind’ Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho had some kind words for Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho has buried the hatchet with old rival Arsene Wenger and has plenty of kind words for the former Arsenal manager now they are no longer competing against each other.

Mourinho took on Wenger during his two spells as Chelsea boss and his stint as Manchester United manager, often succeeding against the Frenchman.

thumbnail for post ID 8951815Real Madrid chief openly makes joke about Eden Hazard transfer to Chelsea officials

There was even a physical altercation in 2014 when Wenger shoved Mourinho on the touchline as Chelsea went on to beat the Gunners 2-0.

However, this all appears to be in the past for the Portuguese who thinks very highly of his old adversary.

Wenger and Mourinho had some heated moments on the touchline (Picture: Getty Images)

‘The easiest way to remember Arsene Wenger is to say that he was the only kind,’ Mourinho told beIN Sports.

‘In today’s football, it is impossible for a manager to coach for 10, 15, or 20 years at the same club. He is the last one who accomplished that.

‘I really don’t think that we will ever see another manager remaining more than 10 years in a single club.

‘In today’s world, players come and go, the pressure is immense for the manager. You make a great season but the next one is always a little worse.

‘There is enormous pressure, there is a tendency to always change.

‘Today’s norms dictate that the managers cannot stay at the same club for a long time.

If we are talking about football, Wenger is the manager who coached the ‘Invincibles’. He won the Premier League with Arsenal without losing a single match and that remains through time.’

Mourinho is expected to make a return to management this summer, saying: ‘I want to train a club, I want to find a place for this summer, in June for the preseason.

‘I know exactly what I do not want, that’s why I’ve already rejected three or four offers.

‘And I know what I want, not the name of the club, but the work style, workload. I know what I want and that’s what I hope for.’

MORE: Fernando Torres sends message to Liverpool fans ahead of title run-in

MORE: Man Utd to trigger Marcus Rashford extension as contract talks stall


Leave a Reply