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Mourinho launches new Wenger attack

JOSE Mourinho’s long-running feud with Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger continued yesterday when the Chelsea boss said there was one exception in English football to the rules applying to every other manager.

“I think in this country only one manager is not under pressure,” Mourinho said ahead of today’s Premier League game at Newcastle United.

“Steve (McClaren) is under pressure, I am under pressure, Brendan (Rodgers) is under pressure, (Manuel) Pellegrini is under pressure,” he said of the men in charge at Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester City. “We cannot lose matches, we cannot be below expectations. There is one that for some reason is outside that list. Good for him.”

“He can speak about the referees before the game, can speak about the referees after the game, can push people in the technical area (as he did at Chelsea last season), can cry in the morning, can cry in the afternoon, nothing happens,” said Mourinho. “Can be not achieved, keep the job, still the king. It’s a privilege.”

Declining to name Wenger, who has been Arsenal manager for 19 years and has not won the league title since 2004, he replied “you know” after being asked who he was referring to.

Champion Chelsea is 15th in the table while Newcastle is second from bottom.


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