Oh boy. Not again.
Jose Mourinho has taken another shot at Arsene Wenger, as the feud between the two managers continues to roll on.
Mourinho’s Chelsea travels to Newcastle this weekend, where Steve McClaren has come under fire for the Magpies’ poor start to the season. Speaking ahead of the match, Mourinho was asked about the pressures of being a manager in the Premier League.
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He used this opportunity to take a massive jab at Arsene Wenger, although he never directly mentions the Arsenal manager’s name.
In this country, only one manager is not under pressure.
Every other manager is. I am under pressure, Steve (McClaren) is under pressure, Pellegrini is under pressure, Brendan (Rodgers) too. We cannot be below par. We have to meet the objectives.
I have sympathy with all of them, because it’s a difficult job. There’s one outside that list, but good for him. I have sympathy for Steve.
When asked which “one” manager he was referring to, Mourinho took an obvious stab at Wenger.
You know. The one who can speak about the referees before the game, after the game, can push people in the technical area, can moan, can cry in the morning in the afternoon, nothing happens.
He can not achieve, keep his job, still be the king. I say just one.
Wow. Talk about shots fired.
While Arsenal hasn’t won the Premier League since 2004, Wenger has led his side to back-to-back FA Cup titles, so he isn’t completely a “specialist in failure,” a label Mourinho has previously used to describe his counterpart. However, Wenger has only managed to beat Mourinho once out of 15 tries, and Mourinho has won three PL titles in five seasons in England, so he does have the upper-hand.
The feud between the two managers has gone on for years now, and came back into the forefront after Chelsea beat Arsenal last weekend in a testy match which saw two red cards, leading to suspensions for Diego Costa and Gabriel. The two sides won’t meet again in the Premier League until January, but you can guarantee the war of words will continue.