Charlie Nicholas: Why I wouldn’t want Jose Mourinho at Arsenal

The Arsenal legend explains why he wouldn't want Jose Mourinho in charge of the Gunners

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Charlie Nicholas admits he wouldn’t he enthused about the prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming a future Arsenal manager.

The Portuguese coach is currently in charge of Arsenal’s bitter rivals Manchester United following his appointment as Louis van Gaal’s successor back in May 2016.

Mourinho led the Red Devils to the Europa League and the League Cup in his first season in charge at Old Trafford, although Manchester United finished in sixth spot in the table.

The Manchester United boss has attracted criticism for his conservative style of football over the past 18 months even though the Red Devils are in second place in the table.

The 20-time English champions managed to secure a 0-0 draw with La Liga side Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash mid-week.

Arsenal, on other hand, are in sixth place in the Premier League table and are 11 points behind second-placed Manchester United.

Asked whether he would be happy if Mourinho was in charge of Arsenal, Nicholas gave a blunt response.

“He’s a serial winner and of course I’d like that at Arsenal, but I’ve never been attracted to his style of football,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.

“He’s shrewd enough and clever enough to get the best out of the players he likes, but ultimately he’s got the biggest club in the world playing boring football.”

Arsenal will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will host Chelsea FC in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford this weekend.

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