Jose Mourinho aims fresh dig at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reignited his war of words with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at Arsene Wenger, claiming that the Arsenal boss is the only Premier League manager who is not under pressure.
The pair’s frosty relationship was once again thrown into the spotlight last weekend as the Gunners were reduced to nine men during Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge.
Gabriel Paulista was sent off for kicking out at Diego Costa, although the red card was overturned on appeal.
And Mourinho was angered when Costa was retrospectively handed a three-game suspension by the FA after a clash with Laurent Koscielny during last Saturday’s game.
Now, speaking at a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon, Mourinho has once again aimed a thinly-veiled dig at his Arsenal counterpart.
Mourinho said: “I think in this country, only one manager is not under pressure. Steve [McClaren] is under pressure, I am under pressure, Brendan [Rodgers], [Manuel] Pellegrini.
“We cannot lose matches, we have to reach expectations, we have to meet our objectives, so I have sympathy for all of them and I believe they have sympathy for me.
“These is one that for some reason is outside that list, but good for him and of course I have sympathy for Steve.
“He [Wenger] can speak about referees before the game, can speak about referees after the game, can push people in the technical area, can cry in the morning, can cry in the afternoon when nothing happens, can be not achieving, can keep the job, still the king, it is a privilege.”
Chelsea take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park in their next Premier League game on Saturday evening, while Arsenal travel to Leicester City.