Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger admits that he never felt provoked by Jose Mourinho’s “bait” when he was still an active coach. According to him, serving a coach from Portugal is tantamount to serving kindergarten children.
Recently, the figure who is now working for FIFA launched a new book entitled “My Life in Red and White”. In the book, Wenger himself tells about many things that may not be widely known to the public.
Including one of them is about his rivalry with a number of top coaches he has faced during his 22 years with Arsenal.
But interestingly, Arsene Wenger did not even mention the name Jose Mourinho in the book. This also makes the public curious.
The Portuguese coach was then asked his opinion on this matter. Uniquely, Mourinho assumed that Wenger did not include his name in the book because he had never won every time he faced his team.
When hearing the response from the former Real Madrid coach, Wenger also emphasized that he did not want to feel provoked. For him, talking to Mourinho was like talking to a kid.
“It doesn’t bother me. It’s just a permanent provocation. I feel like I’m in kindergarten with him. However, that’s part of his personality,”
“He was wrong, we beat him twice. We won, and there were also a lot of draws. It wasn’t ‘you’ who won, you just participated in it. The one who won was ‘us’. The coach is there to bring out the best of the team,” he said. Wenger.
During his career, Wenger himself had received offers from a number of European giants. In the book, he admits that he rejected an offer from Real Madrid twice.
Now, Wenger has clarified this fact again and mentioned the reasons why he refused the tempting offer from Los Blancos.
“Yes, I have rejected them twice. But I am in perspective [of] what I have created. We have built the stadium, and we have to pay,” he concluded.
Arsene Wenger’s achievements while dealing with Arsenal are not that classy. However, there is one thing that has been carved into history to date, none other than Arsenal’s Invincibles Record in the 2003/04 season.