Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is known to be a bitter rival to Arsenal over the past years but his recent statement suggests that there is more to playing against the Gunners, he has a personal dislike for the team.

Tottenham player, Gareth Bale have been recalled to Wales national team and will be coached by Robert Page and assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg who are standing in for Ryan Giggs as a result of the ongoing investigation.

Ryan Giggs is currently under investigation for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, and has been excused for Wales next two games.

The former Real Madrid player has been called to the national team after missing out on national assignment in October. One of the two coaches that will handle the team is currently attached to Arsenal and Jose Mourinho is unhappy with that.

“National team matches should have coaches that are exclusively for them and not coaches that work for other clubs,” Mourinho said.

“We shared opinions and the situation which probably isn’t going to happen this time and the fact that one of the coaches is an Arsenal coach doesn’t make me very comfortable.

“Honestly. It doesn’t make me very comfortable.”

The inclusion of Stuivenberg who has been a part of Giggs’ team since March 2018 linked up with Arteta when he was made Arsenal boss in December 2019.

Jose Mourinho was unable to give any technical reasons as to why Gareth Bale should not be managed by an Arsenal coach for a national team job.

He only stated that he is after the safety of his players and how they are being handled but that should have nothing with being an Arsenal coach or not.

However, the former Man United boss is known to always take a dig at former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the years.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.