Mourinho a 'boring bully' who says 'despicable' things : Wilson

Mourinho a 'boring bully' who says 'despicable' things : Wilson

Bob Wilson has launched an astonishing attack on Jose Mourinho in which he accuses the Chelsea manager of being a boring bully.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper, angry at Mourinho’s recent remarks about Arsene Wenger being “a specialist in failure”, also described Mourinho’s comments as “disrespectful” and “despicable”.

And the 72-year-old told BBC Five Live’s Sportsweek programme that “boring” Mourinho should behave like the “gent” Sir Tom Finney, who died on Friday aged 91, rather than continue to attack the Arsenal manager who is “a genuinely good guy and a footballing man”.

Mourinho made his “specialist in failure” comment on Friday in response to Wenger’s claims that the Premier League title is Chelsea’s to lose.

Mourinho has repeatedly played down Chelsea’s chances of winning the Premier League this season, declaring his side are third favourites behind Manchester City and the Gunners, despite being leaders with 12 games remaining.

“He is a specialist in failure. I’m not,” said Mourinho, whose side lost 2-0 to Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday. “If supposedly he is right and I’m afraid to fail, it’s because I haven’t failed many times.”

When asked about the comments, Wilson said: “I think at best it was disrespectful, at worst despicable to be so dismissive of a genuinely good guy and a footballing man I think, whose presence in England in 17-18 years has opened eyes and ears and created wonderfully entertaining sides.

“It’s obviously not the first time Mourinho has singled Arsene out. He called him a voyeur which is a disgusting claim and thankfully on that occasion he - although belatedly – he did apologise.

“I think it’s personal, he is hugely talented, amazing manager Mourinho but I find – at this moment – I find him boring at the moment.

“To call (City boss Manuel) Pellgrini the abuse that he’s called him to do with Arsene, this is a weekend when we honour a gent – Tom Finney, Sir Tom, and I don’t like bullies.”

More in this Section

Manchester United make Chelsea pay as VAR takes centre stageManchester United make Chelsea pay as VAR takes centre stage

Staunton urges Quinn to give Kenny full backingStaunton urges Quinn to give Kenny full backing

‘The champion is not going anywhere’ – Wilder confident ahead of Fury rematch‘The champion is not going anywhere’ – Wilder confident ahead of Fury rematch

Liverpool ‘contenders’ for Champions League title again, says Jurgen KloppLiverpool ‘contenders’ for Champions League title again, says Jurgen Klopp


Lifestyle

Katie Wright recaps all the top stories from the UK’s fashion capital.London Fashion Week: Everything you might have missed from the autumn/winter shows

The 31st Cork French Film Festival's opening night film Proxima was the French film nominee for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.Full spectacle of French film at Cork Film Festival

Tinfoil hats were the headwear of choice at Keith Barry's enjoyable show, writes Esther N McCarthyREVIEW: Keith Barry at the Everyman in Cork

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a woman whose husband’s controlling behaviour is making her feel trapped.Ask a counsellor: Why has my husband become so jealous and possessive?

More From The Irish Examiner