It’s no secret that Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are hardly friends, but it seems the hatred runs even deeper than many would have imagined.
In an excerpt from an upcoming book by sports journalist Rob Beasley that appeared on the Daily Mail, he talks about just how much Mourinho hates Wenger to the extent of wanting to do the Frenchman physical harm.
An excerpt of the book says: Mourinho had carried out a cold-blooded assassination of his enemy in broad daylight. Inevitably it was too gory for some, who believed Jose’s brutal honesty was too vicious and vindictive. Not to him it wasn’t.
A few days later he was still pumped up about it all, telling me: ‘When Mr Wenger criticises CFC and Man United over the deal with Mata…I will find him one day outside a football pitch and I will break his face.’
This was in reference to the time he called Wenger a ‘Specialist in failure’ and he was roundly criticised for his outburst.
The book also highlighted the shoving incident that happened when Arsenal and Chelsea clashed in the league in October 2014. Beasley says in his book that he asked Mourinho what that was about and that the then Chelsea manager had said; ‘He was asking for a red card and pressing the ref in my technical area. I told him to go back to his area. He pushed me.
‘I told him, “Here you do that, you know I can’t react, but I will meet you one day in the street”.’
The vitriol spewing from the Portuguese manager didn’t end there as the book also revealed just how mad Mourinho was when Arsenal succeeded in buying Petr Cech from Chelsea. Beasley claims that Mourinho wanted to have his revenge by getting an Arsenal player in return.
He reportedly said in an email, Wenger wants Cech and he thinks about money…he is wrong!!! What I want is to f*** him…Want Cech? OK, I want (Theo) Walcott or (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain!!! Want a top goalkeeper? OK, I want a young player, s*** with you but I can make him top.’
That was insinuating that he could make both player world class which they certainly have not been under Wenger so far.
The name of the upcoming book is JOSE MOURINHO: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL and it would be available from the 29th of September for the price of £16.99.