Jose Mourinho Renews Bitter Feud With Arsène Wenger By Claiming That The Frenchman Has Failed To Build A Team To Be Champions In The Last 14-Years
Posted by Bryan | Published on November 22, 2016
José Mourinho has once again renewed his long-standing bitter feud with Arsene Wenger – a feud that goes back all the way to his first spell at Chelsea. This time, the Portuguese is claiming that much more was expected of him as compared to his Arsenal counterpart and believes that this is due to his highly successful managerial career, in contrast with Wenger who has “In 14 years, failed to build a team to be champion.”
According to the Mirror, Mourinho said:“The Arsenal manager hasn’t won a championship in 14 years. I haven’t won a championship in 18 months. He, in 14 years, failed to build a team to be
“The Arsenal manager hasn’t won a championship in 14 years. I haven’t won a championship in 18 months. He, in 14 years, failed to build a team to be champion.”
While the Arsenal manager has seen recent success in the FA Cup, he last lifted the Premier League in 2004, during which Mourinho had led city rivals Chelsea to three league titles, one of which came in his more recent second spell with the Blues. On top of that, the Special One achieved crowning success by sweeping up the treble at Inter Milan, before adding the Spanish league with Real Madrid to his trophy cabinet. The now Manchester United boss was clearly frustrated after being held 1-1 by Wenger’s Arsenal at Old Trafford, in a dour game that yielded little.
“I’ve been here for four months. And the demand is only for me and not for others.” said the United manager following the draw.
“It must be because of the career I’ve made. Because I got to the clubs and always won right away. This is a more difficult reality, because it is an extremely difficult competition, with teams being prepared for a lot longer, with excellent players, with excellent coaches.”
And José Mourinho believes that his rivals at the top of the table, namely Chelsea and Liverpool have an edge over United as they have no playing commitments in Europe this season:
“Chelsea and Liverpool they don’t play in Europe, they have one week to work, one week to rest, one week to prepare.”
However, Mourinho believes that stability is now key for Manchester United, something that his superiors and the fans are keen to provide him with but not the press –
“Manchester really live in a period that needs stability. A stability that the club wants to give me, a stability that the club gives me, a stability that the fans give me, but that the press does not accept very well.”