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Mourinho Worried About Arsenal Coach Working With Bale

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho expressed his concern about Gareth Bale working under a member of the Arsenal coaching staff for the Wales national side.

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With Ryan Giggs stepping aside due to his arrest this week, Robert Page takes charge and will be assisted by Arsenal coach Albert Stuivenberg.

Bale has been getting back to full fitness after missing the first few games through injury, but Mourinho feels coaches that work at clubs should not be allowed to coach at a national team.

"I think he's getting better and better. I felt that he could play 90 minutes [in a Europa League win over Ludogorets on Thursday] but it's not about can or cannot, it's about managing the situation and keeping him safe," Mourinho said, according to Goal.

"He's player that needs to be safe, he's a player that had enough problems in the past. He is working so much and we all are working so much and so carefully with him that we don't want to destroy the work that everybody has been doing for the past couple of months.

"Of course Wales have two matches where they play in the Nations League and I expect him to play, but if they care as much about him as they say they do, they have to manage the recovery periods, manage how many days between one match and another, manage the minutes he plays and they should not let him get into fatigue levels.

"I don't think, from what I'm reading, it will not be Giggs responsible for these matches and I'm sorry about that because in the previous fixtures, he called me, we spoke about Ben Davies – not Gareth, because Gareth was not there – and we shared opinions on the situation which is probably not going to happen this time.

"The fact that one of their coaches is an Arsenal coach, doesn't make me very comfortable. Honestly, it doesn't make me very comfortable. I think national teams should have coaches that work exclusively for them, not coaches that work for other clubs."

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