Mourinho mocks Arsenal for appointing Arteta, reveals who they should have hired

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has aimed a dig at club executives, who appoint managers with no experience, hours after Mikel Arteta was confirmed as Arsenal’s new boss.

Arteta has never managed before, spending the last three years as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.

He has now signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Gunners, to replace Unai Emery.

Mourinho, speaking to the media ahead of their Premier League clash against Chelsea, suggested Carlo Ancelotti should have got the job.

“The only point I can find – and it is for us to laugh a little bit – is that years ago the best managers were the guys with more victories and now the best is the guy with the fewest defeats.

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“So Ancelotti has three Champions Leagues, won the league in Italy, France and England and won cups here and there – but Ancelotti has lost, I don’t know, 200 matches?

“I have lost 150-180 – Carlo is a little bit older than me.

“I think now it is not about how much you won, it is about the matches we didn’t lose. So probably the best managers now are the managers with zero defeats.

“The only reason I can understand is that they look through the CVs and see guys with more defeats and guys with less defeats, so guys with less defeats are given the job.

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“I cannot find another reason,” he said.

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