Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refused to stoop to Jose Mourinho’s level after the Chelsea boss mocked us in his speech at a private awards dinner, the Daily Mail reports.
Instead of focusing on his team’s achievement this campaign, Mourinho decided to ‘mock’ Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as his customary jibes towards us.
Mourinho claimed in his boring ‘speech’ that we only play from January to April, and it would therefore be impossible for us to challenge for the Premier League (via BBC Sport).
When Mourinho’s comments were put to the boss, Wenger wasn’t interested in hearing anything uttered by the Chelsea boss, and told the reporter to move to another subject.
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“Forget his speech and get to something else,” Wenger said.
What previously started out as a competitive rivalry has certainly turned into a genuine hatred of the Chelsea manager. The mere mentioning of Mourinho’s name around Wenger visibly affects his mood, which is slightly down to his personal record against the Portuguese coach.
However, a large portion of the feeling towards him bores down to how the two individuals go about behaving, and Wenger’s emphasis on behaving with class.
Mourinho is anything but classy, and despite his habit of winning trophies, he will forever be remembered as a fatally flawed manager who has to create controversy and ill-feeling in order to deliver success.