Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has remarkably refused to rule out the possibility of managing us once his time at Stamford Bridge comes to an end and rather cryptically claimed that he will remain in London, according to journalist Piers Morgan.
‘Will you ever come to Arsenal?’ I asked Jose Mourinho at the GQ Awards. Here is his revealing, teasing answer. pic.twitter.com/8rHe1a8MWf
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 13, 2015
The two reportedly met at the GQ awards last week and given that Piers Morgan is a huge Arsenal fan whose views on Arsene Wenger are clear, he asked Mourinho whether he’d ever make the move across London.
Instead of ruling it out completely given the history we’ve had with Mourinho, the Portuguese coach instead stated that he would continue to work in London.
Along with Arsenal, Mourinho named the England national team position as a possibility in the future.
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“Ah, I see. Well let me put it like this: one day I will leave Chelsea, and when I do I will continue living in London,” Mourinho said when asked if he’d ever manage Arsenal.
“There are a number of opportunities for a manager in London – Fulham, QPR, West Ham, Spurs, the England national team….and Arsenal.”
While this may have excited us a few years ago, the majority of our fans wouldn’t welcome Mourinho at our club given the way he’s conducted himself towards us – and in general – over the past few years.
At Arsenal, we’re known for our class as well as our success on the pitch and we would have to compromise the tradition our club has maintained for over 125 years.
Mourinho guarantees success, but there are other managers capable of replacing Wenger who’re also capable of delivering trophies without behaving like complete thugs.