Lord Sebastian Coe backs Jose Mourinho in Wenger row.
MP and Chelsea fan Lord Coe has backed Blues boss Jose Mourinho in his row with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger.
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On Friday, Mourinho labelled the Frenchman a ‘specialist in failure’, after Wenger hinted that Mourinho was playing down his team’s chances in the Premier League title race because the Portuguese was ‘afraid to fail’.
Mourinho’s comments have angered Arsenal fans, with former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson labelling the 50-year-old a ‘bully’ who engages in ‘boring’ mind games.
But Coe, winner of four Olympic medals and now Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne, has defender Mourinho, insisting the controversial boss was just answering the questioned he’s asked.
“All he’s doing is answering the questions that he gets asked,” said Lord Coe told the BBC.
“I’m not sure these are mind games, I know they’re not mind games.
“He’s answering the questions he’s being asked and he’s actually doing it with honesty.”