Arsene Wenger has revealed the reason he left Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, and Pepe Guardiola out of his book was because trio are still working in management.
Arsene Wenger is still giving interviews after the launch of his book. In an exclusive with the Daily Mail this weekend, he revealed that he still wants to manage again and he would have no problem managing against Arsenal.
He also explained why he omitted Jose Mourinho, and other managers nobody seems to have noticed he didn’t mention.
“I think I managed 1,235 games for Arsenal, and I controlled myself for 1,225. The other 10, well…,” Wenger told Sportsmail.
“But every time I didn’t I regretted it because I hadn’t behaved as I should and I felt responsibility towards the club for that.
“Sometimes I thought I was provoked or resented the behaviour of somebody else. Some games I went in with an aggressive level above what it should be, so it didn’t take much to go overboard.”
Does he mean against Mourinho, who he snubbed from the book entirely?
“Yes, it was a bit like that with Jose Mourinho but now it has calmed down. That is why in the book I only speak about Ferguson because we are not in the job any more. Ferguson was a bad loser, like me. I didn’t want to talk about managers like Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola, who are still working.”
Earlier this week, Wenger hit back brilliantly at Jose Mourinho’s claims he was left out of the Frenchman’s autobiography because he never beat him.
With Wenger currently on a book tour to promote ‘My life in red and white‘, it was inevitable he would be asked about Mourinho’s comments and his reply didn’t let us down.
“It does not upset me,” Wenger said on Canal Football Club [via GFFN].
“With him its constant provocation. I feel like I am at kindergarten, but that is part of his personality. And it is false, we beat him (2 out of 19 times). We won, and there were also a lot of draws.
“And it is not “you” who wins, you participate in the victory. It is “we” who win. The manager is there to get the maximum out of the team.”