Friday, 23 September 2016

FROM THE BOOK OF JOSE: To Wenger: To Rooney and To Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho wanted to "break Arsen Wenger's face" after a spat over Juan Mata, according to a new book about the Portuguese boss.

Arsenal manager Wenger and then Chelsea boss Mourinho's mutual loathing came to the surface over Spanish midfielder Juan Mata's move from the Blues to Manchester United in January 2014.

Wenger expressed "surprised" that Chelsea would sell a "great player" to a direct rival.
He also said that Mourinho was "afraid to fail" - prompting Mourinho to call Wenger a "specialist in failure".

It was after this exchange that Mourinho allegedlt told Rob Beasley, author of Jose Mourinho, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: "I will find him [Wenger] one day outside a football pitch and I  will break his face."

Beasley also claims that Mourinho referred to Wayne Rooney as "the fat boy" - even though he was desperate to sign him to Chelsea then.

It comes as it was claimed Mourinho was "massively disappointed" to be overlooked for the LIVERPOOL MANAGER'S JOB.

Former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy claims Jose was desperate to take over at Anfield in 2004 but kop bosses instead plumped for Rafa Benitez.

Murphy told TalkSPORT: "When Rafa Benitez was appointed at Liverpool, it was between him and Mourinho. I know that for a fact.

"Mourinho wanted the Liverpool job massively."


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