Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on former managerial adversary Arsene Wenger over the publication of the Frenchman’s new book.
This week saw the release of Wenger’s autobiography ‘My Life in Red and White’ in which he talks at length about his 22-year spell as manager of Arsenal.
However, despite facing Mourinho on numerous occasions while the Portuguese was in charge at Chelsea for two spells and a spell at Manchester United, as well engaging in many verbal spats, Wenger makes no mention of his rival in the book.
Mourinho, now in charge at Tottenham, was asked about the omission and sniped back in typically bitter fashion.
Wenger and Mourinho rarely saw eye to eye. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
“Because he never beat me.” Mourinho claimed. “You are not going to do a chapter about 12 or 14 matches and you never win. “So why should he speak about me in his book?
“A book is a thing to make you happy, to make you proud. So I understand perfectly the situation.”
In 19 meetings between the two, Wenger’s Arsenal only managed two wins a Mourinho side, once against Chelsea in the 2015 Community Shield and a 2-0 win over Manchester United in 2017.
Mourinho on the other hand picked up 10 wins over Wenger with seven matches ending in a draw.
The rivalry between the two began when Mourinho arrived at Chelsea in 2004 and responded to Wenger’s comments about his side by calling him a ‘voyeur’.
Things get heated between Wenger and Mourinho. (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
A decade later during his second spell, Mourinho called Wenger a ‘specialist in failure’ while the Gunners were in the midst of a trophy drought.
Things even got physical when Wenger shoved his rival on the touchline in a typically heated Chelsea and Arsenal encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier in the week, when asked why Mourinho and the…