London: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that he is full of respect for his former arch-rival and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. According to The Sun, the once-feuding Mourinho and Wenger are now bosom friends and have buried the hatchet after a series of dinners and meetings together.
According to the Special One, Wenger is a `nice guy` for which he will always be respectful of him, adding that it easier to know people if they are not in the same league and not playing against each other.
The Portuguese further said that he had a chance to meet Wenger and know him better when he left England, during occasions like the UEFA, the Euros and the World Cup, adding that he enjoyed discussing with Wenger about football.
Stating that he can even learn from Wenger about loyalty and how to stay at a club for more than three years, adding that Wenger is respected by his club`s board because of his work ethic.
Mourinho also said that despite having numerous chances to leave Arsenal, Wenger refused and stayed on at the club because he loves it and has expectations for the future.