In Jose Mourinho’s new biography, author Robert Beasley has claimed that the current Manchester United and former Chelsea manager wanted to physically assault Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The new book claims that then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was so furious at Wenger’s comments about the Juan Mata transfer that he threatened that he would ‘find him outside a football pitch one day and break his face.’
The Frenchman was asked for a response to these alleged comments by Mourinho, but brushed them off saying that he’d like to focus only on football.
Jose Mourinho in his new book: “I will find Wenger one day outside a football pitch and break his face”. pic.twitter.com/m27d5PIsK9
— Transfer Related (@TransferRelated) September 22, 2016
Wenger on Mourinho story: “I haven’t read the book and I certainly will not read it. I cannot comment on that. I talk about football.”
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) September 23, 2016
This is the latest bit of controversy surrounding the two iconic managers, with things even getting physical with them on the sidelines back in 2014. Mourinho has also previously dubbed Wenger a ‘Voyeur’ and a ‘specialist in failure’.
Fans on Twitter were bemused at Mourinho’s apparent hatred for Wenger, and blasted the Manchester United manager for his alleged comments.
I’ve never seen a man so obsessed with Wenger, as is Mourinho. The man won’t stop speaking about him both in and out of press conferences.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 22, 2016
What did Wenger ever do to Mourinho lol? Jose’s just one jealous man.
— ㅤ (@Evertxn) September 22, 2016
Arsene made you look like a small child. Sit down Mourinho pic.twitter.com/kEY5fRggRM
— RIP ARSENAL (@Artekkers) September 22, 2016
The weirdest thing about Mourinho/Wenger is that Arsène has given him pretty much no reason to hate him.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) September 23, 2016
Wenger v Mourinho ? It’s easy. One is admired & respected throughout the world of football, the other is loathed & despised throughout it.
— Martin Wengrow (@MartinWengrow) September 23, 2016
How the FA hasn’t called Mourinho to order or a ban is shocking! Those quotes are as unprofessional as you can imagine.
— Omo (@Omo_6) September 23, 2016
I don’t know what Mourinho thinks he’s doing when he’s out and out disrespecting Wenger , it’s beyond mind games , it doesn’t make any sense
— JOSH (@Josh_OM77) September 23, 2016
Imagine Mourinho does just full on swing for Wenger
— Dave Rowland (@dagrowland) September 23, 2016
Wenger v mourinho beef is bigger than biggie v pac
— brad (@bradpenhaligon_) September 23, 2016
Arsene Wenger won’t read Jose Mourinho’s book. That’s a novel approach.
— Newsfox (@theNewsfox) September 23, 2016
Scenes as Arsene Wenger prepares for brawl with Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/nTzk3OISY1
— Chris Best (@FriskyFirmino) September 23, 2016