This Sunday will bring the intense rivalry of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and Wenger’s Arsenal back to our TV screens. When both these sides met over the years, it’s not only the 22 players that fought for glory. But there is an extreme war of words going between their managers off the field. Here are some cutting quotes to prepare for this London derby.
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Wenger accused Mourinho of a scared manager in February 2014. Le Professor said this about his Chelsea counterpart.
“Why are other managers saying they are not (title) contenders? It’s a fear of failing.”
The Special one always loves to have a dig on his opponents. And when Wenger provoked him Last year, this is how Mourinho labels Arsene Wenger.
“Am I afraid of failure? He is a specialist in failure, I am not.”
Some people criticises Mourinho’s style of lining up his team in big matches. Wenger is one of those who thinks Mourinho is not a proper attack minded football manager. Back in 2005, he used to say,
“Once a sport encourages a team who refuses to take the initiative, the sport is in danger.”
In 2005, Mourinho made a rather cheeky statement against Wenger.
“He is one of those people who is a voyeur.”
Wenger found these remarks of the Portuguese manager very disrespectful. In an aggressive mood, the French man responded,
“When u give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes.”
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