The Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms that he and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are good friends despite rumours suggesting otherwise.
The two have endured a difficult relationship in the past during Mourinho's first stint at Stamford Bridge, when he infamously called his Gunners counterpart ‘a voyeur’ for commenting on his rivals.
However, since then Mourinho has explained how a series of chance meetings at several football tournaments following his 2007 Chelsea departure led the two men to form an unlikely friendship.
"I started meeting him in UEFA, at the Euros (European Championships), the World Cup, we had dinner and so on," says Mourinho.
"And when you are not in the same league and when you are not playing against each other, it is easier to know people, it is easier to go deeper. It is easy to speak about football, he's a very nice guy.
"I respect him a lot and I will show my respect always. (In) football sometimes even if you are friends and respect each other, you say something the other doesn't like and you react.
"But at the end of the day I respect him a lot and I have the feeling that he is the same in relation to me. I wouldn't bet on one single problem between us."