Ahead of Chelsea’s game against Newcastle United on Saturday, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took a sarcastic dig at his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger out of nowhere.
The Portuguese manager was quoted taking a jibe at Arsene Wenger as “the king” and the only manager who is “not under pressure”.
Chelsea, after a dismal start of their Premier League campaign in 2015-16, came back to winning ways last weekend against Arsenal. The match was full of controversies and Arsenal finished the game with 9 players on the pitch. An unsporting Diego Costa made the headlines for his violent actions and made the official send off Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista.
Wenger criticised Costa after the game which was nothing wrong from the Frenchman but Mourinho thought he was “moaning”.
When asked about the pressure that Newcastle boss Steve McClaren was under ahead of facing the Tyneside club later today, Mourinho spectacularly turned the question around to take a swipe at Wenger.
“In this country, only one manager is not under pressure,” he said.
“Every other manager is. I am under pressure, Steve is under pressure, [Manuel] Pellegrini is under pressure, Brendan [Rodgers] too. We cannot be below par.”
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The rivalry between Mourinho and Wenger is not new and there have been a lot of controversial comments between each others. It even got more than taking dig sometimes, when Wenger pushed Mourinho in the sidelines during a game between the two London clubs.