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Mourinho Comments On Wenger's Arsenal Departure

Mourinho Comments On Wenger's Arsenal Departure

By SL International - Apr 21, 2018 09:05 AM

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have often been involved in a war of words in the past, but the Manchester United manager has now commented on the news that the Frenchman will leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

Read: Confirmed: Wenger To Leave Arsenal

It was revealed on Friday that Wenger will part ways with the Gunners at the end of the season, ending his 22-year association with the club.

Mourinho and Wenger have gone head-to-head over the years, but the Portuguese insists he is happy for his rival manager.

When asked if he regretted his feud with Wenger, Mourinho told reporters,""It's not about regretting. I think your question is a typical question from somebody who was not on this side: not a manager, not a player. You don't know the way we respect each other, even though sometimes in some moments it looks like we don't.

"Players that get yellow cards, get red cards by aggression, actions against each other, bad words during their career, for managers [it's] the same thing: in the end, they are probably the ones that respect each other more.

"It's power against power, quality against quality, ambition against ambition, but in the end it's people from the same business that respect each other's career. It's not about regretting it happened.

"What matters for me is the way I respect the person, the professional, the career. I always say that, for some, the memory is short but for us, the real football people, the ones inside the four lines playing or the managers or the referees, we are the football people.

"The football people don't have short memories. I know what it means: three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, but not just that – what he did in Japan, France, what he did to French football, what he gave to Arsenal even in the period without Premier Leagues, the transition from stadium to stadium.

"If he is happy with the decision, I am really happy and I hope he doesn't retire from football."

Read: Wenger's Best Arsenal XI

Where do you think Wenger will manage next season? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Mokokomane Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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Mokokomane Apr 22, 2018 03:16 AM
A club like Kaizer Chiefs needs to bring Mr Arsene Wenger to South Africa, if Mr Motaung wants to take the team to greater heights.
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Chicharito07 Apr 21, 2018 09:09 PM
I so wish he manage one of the big spenders just so he can sign players he wants, he's a great manager with a very clear football philosophy
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khosistent Joined: 03 Apr 2014
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khosistent Apr 21, 2018 06:29 PM
He will leave an indelible mark. Yes he is no erguson but he did achieve a lot with teams of relatively unknown players except for your Ozil' s and henry's etc. Businesswise he is the best of them all.
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Faysal Apr 21, 2018 11:45 AM
I'm gunner
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Faysal Apr 21, 2018 11:45 AM
Mr bean made Arsenal as one of the best in 3goats league before him Arsenal was nothing
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Povie09 Apr 21, 2018 10:49 AM
Germany or Spain
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Matayitayi Apr 21, 2018 10:25 AM
Wenger must go he killed our gunners
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kingMzu84 Apr 21, 2018 10:11 AM
Im a reds fan bt i thnk mr Wenger overstayed his welcome he shud hv left b4 2010 world cup

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