Jose Mourinho has once against hit out at Wenger in a new book which reveals he threatened to ‘break’ Arsene Wenger’s face.
In the new book being published by Daily Mail, reporter Rob Beasley has revealed off the pitch conversations he has had with Mourinho over recent years.
It all started with Wenger’s comments about Chelsea selling Juan Mata to Manchester United, which provoked Mourinho to call him a ‘specialist in failure’ back in 2014.
Beasley received a message from Mourinho a few days after in which the former Chelsea boss clearly let his frustration out.
“When Mr Wenger criticises CFC and Man United over the deal with Mata…I will find him one day outside a football pitch and I will break his face,” he is reported to have said.
The rivalry between Mourinho and Wenger has always existed but it worsened since 2014 because of a series of heated comments the two made about one another.
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This was followed by yet another statement from Mourinho after Wenger refused to speak to the media after a thrashing defeat of 6-0 by Mourinho’s men at Stamford Bridge, claiming the Frenchman had to catch the team bus.
“Next time I lose a game I don’t go to the press conference because the team bus is waiting for me,” was the text the Portuguese sent to Beasley.
The two managers have grown to hate each other over the years and an on-pitch incident was witnessed during the match between their two sides at Stamford Bridge when they got themselves involved in a touchline scuffle.
An extract from Beasley’s book reveals Mourinho’s explaination over the incident.
I asked Jose what had happened and he revealed: ‘He was asking for a red card and pressing the ref in my technical area. I told him to go back to his area. He pushed me.
‘I told him, “Here you do that, you know I can’t react, but I will meet you one day in the street”.’ Now I don’t think Jose was ever serious about having fisticuffs with the Frenchman, he was just huffing and puffing and letting off steam.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt on this occasion, even though an article for me with Jose saying, ‘Let’s sort this out in the street, Arsene’ would have been huge.
The book reveals just how narrow minded and threatened Mourinho is of Arsene Wenger. At a time when the Portuguese manager is struggling with life in Manchester, we can all sit back and smile at the 20 years of incredible work Wenger has done in setting this club up for the now and the future.