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Jose Mourinho Took A Dig At Arsene Wenger Over His New Book

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Jose Mourinho Took A Dig At Arsene Wenger Over His New Book

Jose Mourinho has sparked up his long time rivalry with Arsene Wenger once again, by taking a huge dig at the former Arsenal boss over his new book.

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Mourinho and Wenger's rivalry was one of the most heated between two managers in Premier League history, potentially only matched by the Frenchman's rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson. The pair even had to be separated on the touchline during one game in 2014.

Wenger left Arsenal in 2018, after 22 years in charge at the club, and he hasn't been in management since, so the rivalry hasn't really been heard of since.

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The 70-year-old has an autobiography coming out but Mourinho isn't mentioned once. The Spurs boss was asked why during his Friday press conference and he didn't hold back, saying, "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!"

The two legendary managers met on 19 occasions in the opposite dugouts to each other with Mourinho successful on 10 occasions.

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It's not true that Wenger never won against Jose though, with the Frenchman notching up two wins and there's actually seven draws between them.

In Wenger's record against other managers, the 0.68 points he earned per game against the 'Special One' is easily the lowest than against anyone else he's faced more than five times.

The pair's famous pushing match in 2014. Image: PA Images
The pair's famous pushing match in 2014. Image: PA Images

In the past the former Real Madrid manager has referred to his foe as a 'voyeur' and 'expert in failure,' over his lack of trophies between 2005 and 2013.

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The biggest difference between his rivalries with Mourinho and Ferguson is that Wenger and the Scotsman would eventually come to respect each other and swap pleasantries in their final few years as rivals.

The former Monaco boss even revealed recently that he was offered the United job. Speaking about PSG, in an interview with the Times, Wenger said, "I was offered that job a few times," he was then asked, 'How about Man Utd?' answering, "Yes."

But when asked 'when,' the the 70-year-old wasn't so forthcoming, "I don't tell you that. But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job."

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One thing he'll never change though is how much Wenger loves to bait him.

Featured Image Credit: Hayters/PA

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsene Wenger, Premier League, Arsenal

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