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African Star: Why I Love Mourinho and Dislike 'Fake' Wenger

African Star: Why I Love Jose Mourinho and Dislike 'Fake' Arsene Wenger

By Keegan Kruger - Jan 19, 2018 03:44 PM @KeeganKruger

An African star has revealed why he has nothing but respect for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, and why he brands Arsene Wenger as a "fake".

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Istanbul Basaksehir forward Emmanuel Adebayor has lifted the lid on why he prefers his six-month stint under the Portuguese tactician at Real Madrid to his time with the Frenchman at Arsenal.

"Mourinho is one of the managers I loved and will always love," the Togo international explained to TRT World's Beyond The Game in Turkey.

"He is one of the (most) honest managers I have met in my career, which is crazy because most of the managers are all kind of like fake.

"As an example, I had a meeting with Arsene Wenger in his office when he told me I had to leave because he doesn't see my future anymore in Arsenal. I have to move on in my life.

"I was like, 'I'm going to stay.' He was like, 'No, there is not even a fight organised. We are not going to organise any fight for you. You move out or you stay here and don't play any games.'

"So I didn't have any other choice than joining Man City, which I was very happy to join.

"And the next day, when I joined Manchester City, I saw him doing a press conference in London saying that I wanted to leave because the money was big and everything, and since that day that is where the hate for Arsenal came from.

"Not the fans because the fans are the first English fans to sing my name in London.

"Even today, when I watch them play, I want them to win but at the same time, I want them to lose because the anger in me is too big."

The 33-year-old also elaborated on why he enjoyed working under Mourinho at Spanish giants Real Madrid.

"Mourinho is a manager that wants to win a trophy no matter what it takes. Even if he has to park the bus, the train or a plane, he just wants to win and will do everything it takes to win," he added.

"He will not sleep. He will work 24 hours to win one game, and Arsene (Wenger) just loves to bring kids in and make them become big players. He is like a teacher."

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Adebayor made 142 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 62 goals and assisting a further 22 strikes.

Are you surprised by Adebayor's comments? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Jan 21, 2018 07:15 AM
Did this guy just say Mourinoh park not just buses but trains as well??? Kkkkkkkkkk...! This guy is more honest than Mou is for him
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Faysal Jan 20, 2018 01:42 PM
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Adebayor is a nascissist of the first order. He has no respect for his family, his country and for himself. He got the late Steven Keshi fired as Togo national team coach for trying to instil professionalism. He retired and unretired many times from National team, He picked matches and tournaments he wanted to play in. The less I say about his family witchcraft mumbo jumbo the better. This is the man who was loaned out to Spain and failed to command play time as he had done at ManC. Again he was loaned out to Spurs who paid a portion of his ManC wages while the latter subsidized the balance. When Spurs decided they didn't need his services he stayed there to collect the cheques he was not earning as an athlete. The man has character flaws and no shred of integrity. Men like Hleb own up to their bad decisions, not this brat. President George Weah is on record saying Wenger was the first modern coach to open door to elite European football leagues for African players on an equal keel with players from more affluent first world (as they call themselves). Adebayor will be nothing more than some Chief of some obscured village in Togo and woe unto the people he will be leading.
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makhanda-mendu me Jan 19, 2018 08:59 PM
@Kumkani_The_King thanx for reminder and a lesson to those whom just started following english football in 2010..! Why am i so suprised by him..? He is the guy who went public abt his family dirty linen even if that story was true, if things goes his way he takes the credit all by him self when things go wrong he points fingers at poeple for his fialer..! A real "fake" its him here...!
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Bragibbz Jan 19, 2018 07:45 PM
Adebayo is right i also see a teacher in wenger not a winner lol.....
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Kumkani_The_King Jan 19, 2018 07:39 PM
Adebayor will walk back those claims,stating that his mother and sisters have bewitched him again.
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makhanda-mendu me Jan 19, 2018 06:45 PM
@Big[®]sykes i am also lost there...! Bcz that on it's self is a lie. Arsenal at that tym they relied on him for goals. Why would he be chsased away..? I mean he was on of star players in the premier league as hole let alone arsenal...! Man city have just been taken over by the oil reagers. For me wenger might not be honest bt adebauroy is a liar...!
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chelshity blues for life Jan 19, 2018 06:25 PM
kkkkkkkk Arsene Wenger a Principal of French kids
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@Big[®]sykes his not honest cus in the media wenger says his living cus man City came with big money
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Big[®]sykes Jan 19, 2018 05:38 PM
I dont get this, you went to his office,he told you you have to leave, you say no i wont leave, he says if you stay you will not play then you decide to leave now how is Wenger not honest?
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mtsenga Jan 19, 2018 05:01 PM
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nazzi the second Jan 19, 2018 04:37 PM
i like pep , but Mou does seem like an honest guy and nice person
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pato Jan 19, 2018 04:32 PM
"he will not sleep, he will work 24 hours just to win one game" I call that motivation............
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