Jose Mourinho responds to being left out of Arsene Wenger’s autobiography
Jose Mourinho has suggested he was not included in Arsene Wenger’s new book due to the Frenchman’s poor record against him in the Premier League, as reports the Mirror.
Wenger’s autobiography looks back over his 22 years in charge of Arsenal between 1996-2018, with Wenger giving his views on a wide range of topics.
Somewhat surprisingly, however, Mourinho’s name does not appear once, even though the two managers developed something of a tense relationship during the now-Tottenham boss’ two spells at Chelsea.
Mourinho certainly tended to have the upper hand in their encounters, winning 10 of their 19 matches against Wenger and losing just two.
And speaking ahead of his side’s game against West Ham this weekend, Mourinho couldn’t resist one more sly dig at his old enemy.
When asked why he does not feature in the book, Mourinho replied: “Because he never beat me. You are not going to do a chapter about 14 matches that you never win so why should he speak about me in a book. A book is to make you proud!”
Wenger, unsurprisingly, had a slightly different take on his reasons for the omission, saying earlier this week: “I didn’t want to make a book that sorts out some differences. I wanted it to be a positive book.
“I had more acrimonious battles with Sir Alex (Ferguson) than Jose Mourinho.”