Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has spent a great deal of time in recent press conferences taking a dig at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and former Gunners star Ian Wright believes that the Portuguese ‘Special One’ may be obsessed with the Frenchman according to Goal.com.
It’s fairly clear there is little love lost between Mourinho and Wenger, though the pair did finally shake hands prior to the Premier League clash between the London rivals, and the Blues boss often wastes little time in attempting to belittle his counterpart and Wright is unsure as to why this is the case.
“His obsession with Wenger is mystifying. I just can’t understand it,” Wright stated.
“There’s something that happens with him whenever he talks or thinks about Arsene. He gets antagonised all the time.
“I think the big problem is that Jose looks at Arsene and his treatment from the media.
“Jose rightly feels Arsene hasn’t achieved as much as he has. I think his issue is that Arsene has not won as much or achieved as much as he has – yet still gets as many plaudits. It just irks him that Arsene doesn’t get more criticism.
“What I can’t understand is why it irks him so much when he’s got the medals to show everybody what he’s about. He just can’t be happy with himself, for some reason, even though what he does is brilliant.”
Mourinho’s most recent verbal assault on Wenger came ahead of his side’s draw with Newcastle United, during which the Chelsea man stated;
“I think in this country, only one manager is not under pressure,”
“Steve McClaren is under pressure, I am under pressure, Brendan Rodgers, Manuel Pellegrini – everybody is under pressure. We cannot lose matches, we cannot be below expectations, we have to reach our objectives.
“I have sympathy with them, and I believe they have also sympathy to myself because it’s a difficult job. There is one that for some reason is outside that list. Good for him.” Mourinho added in an unsubtle Wenger jibe.