Jose Mourinho has finally revealed the reason why he did not shake hands with rival manager Arsene Wenger during the Community Shield game on Sunday. Arsenal had defeated Chelsea 1-0 to lift the first trophy of the season. Though Mourinho had congratulated each and every Arsenal player he walked off the pitch before Wenger came. Even at the end of the game the managers ignored each other and did not share courtesy.
Speaking to TalkSport Jose Mourinho clarified all the controversies. He stressed on the fact that he would never to an act of indescency when he is on the pitch.
Jose Mourinho was quoted: “My perspective is one thing is the streets and the other thing is a football stadium.
“As a manager in a football stadium, I never refuse a handshake with a rival. By respect of my club and by respect of football I would never refuse a handshake with a football manager in a football stadium.”
Mourinho’s rivalry with Wenger was ignited last year when the pair clashed on the touchline at Stamford Bridge. Arsene Wenger had pushed Mourinho and rough scene took place.
But the Portuguese insists he was proud of how he handled himself and has welcomed the Football Association’s move to crack down on abuse aimed at referees from managers and coaches in technical areas by introducing a formal code of conduct.
The Chelsea boss added: “I am very happy because last season I had fantastic behaviour on the touchline. I was never sent to the stands, I was never punished for my behaviour.
“I always had good relations with the fourth official I had a new experience in my career, which is always welcome, because I was pushed in the technical area by another manager and it was a good experience for me to keep my emotional control.”