Arsene Wenger: Former Arsenal boss describes relationship with Mourinho like Kindergarten

Arsene Wenger: Former Arsenal boss describes relationship with Mourinho like Kindergarten

- Arsene Wenger deliberately ignored Jose Mourinho in his autobiography

- The 70-year-old published the book in the documentation of his career

- Wenger described his relationship with the 57-year-old like that of a Kindergarten

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has described his relationship with Jose Mourinho as that of a 'Kindergarten' before his retirement.

The Frenchman was in charge of the North Londoners for over two decades - winning three Premier Leagues and other silverware.

He has since his retirement in 2018 embarked on developmental projects with the world football governing body, FIFA.

This also gave him the chance to put out his autobiography titled 'My Life in Red and White' earlier this month - two years after quitting the Gunners.

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The 70-year-old, however, refused to document any of his rivalry with Mourinho in the book - saying he wanted the text to have a positive outlook all the way.

Arsene Wenger: Former Arsenal boss describes relationship with Mourinho like Kindergarten
Arsene Wenger shakes hands with Jose Mourinho during one of their meetings. Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images.
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SunSport reports that the current Tottenham Hotspur manager replied Wenger, claiming his omission in Wenger's memoirs was 'because he never beat me'. But Wenger told Canal+ in response to the Portuguese's claims

"It doesn't bother me. It is a permanent provocation. I feel like I'm in kindergarten with him. But, that's part of his personality.
"It's wrong, we beat him twice. We won, and there were also a lot of draws. And it is not 'you' who wins, you only participate in the victory. It is 'us' who win. The manager is there to get the most out of a team."

Others who were extensively talked about in the book are Sir Alex Ferguson, Mesut Ozil and Ashley Cole among others.

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When asked about his absence in the autobiography, the Tottenham boss said: "[It's] 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 a thing to make you happy, make you proud. So I understand perfectly the situation."

Legit.ng earlier reported that former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has recounted how he turned down a chance to re-sign Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman left the North London club for Manchester United in a four-year deal valued around £24 million.

His move away from the Emirates Stadium back then got the Gunners supporters furious despite having one year left on his contract.

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