José Mourinho has been sacked by Chelsea, but was still in a job by the time Arsène Wenger sat down in front of the media on Thursday morning.
Speaking to the press about Arsenal’s upcoming game against Manchester City, the Frenchman also fielded a number of questions about other footballing matters.
That included Chelsea, but the Arsenal manager refused to comment on Mourinho as he backed Chelsea’s players to keep the club clear of a relegation battle.
Asked why he though they would be absolutely fine, the Arsenal manager answered:
“The quality of their team.”
And their then manager?
“If you ask me objectively will Chelsea fight to go down I say no chance, they’re going through a difficult spell.”
Directly asked about Mourinho’s future, the Arsenal manager wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not he deserved to keep his job.
“I do not want to assess any other things about Chelsea, it’s not my problem.”
But reporters wouldn’t let up and asked again.
“I just gave you a good answer,” Wenger said. “It’s not my problem and not my interest as well.”
Well said, Arsène. After years of being disrespected and ridiculed by Mourinho, the Portuguese doesn’t deserve any sympathy from the Arsenal boss. Only one of them has acted respectfully and with humility when their paths have crossed, and it wasn’t the bloke in charge of Chelsea.
Good riddance José Mourinho, and congratulations on leaving before you took Chelsea down.