Jose: Wenger the last of his kind

Jose Mourinho believes Premier League will not see another Arsene Wenger

Jose Mourinho believes Arsene Wenger was the last of his kind and says he does not think it is possible for another manager to lead a Premier League club for two decades.

Wenger is the most successful manager in Arsenal’s history and won 17 trophies during his 22-year tenure before stepping down at the end of the 2017-2018 season.

Mourinho, by contrast, has taken charge of nine clubs during his 19-year managerial career and recently replaced Mauricio Pochettino as head coach of Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham.

Asked whether long-term managers like Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are now a thing of the past, Mourinho said: “Twenty years in a club? I don’t think it is possible.