We select eight of the best Jose Mourinho put downs

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Mourinho knows how to verbally stick the knife into an opponent
Mourinho knows how to verbally stick the knife into an opponent

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho couldn't resist another jab at Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's lack of trophy success on Sunday - with his put downs as devious are they are cutting.

Arsenal fans chanted 'boring, boring Chelsea' as the Premier League champions elect played out a 0-0 draw at Emirates Stadium, and it drew a withering response from the Special One in hisn post-match press conference.

"You know, I think boring is 10 years without a title. That's very boring," said Mourinho. 

"You support the club and you're waiting, waiting, waiting for so many years without a Premier League title, so that's very boring."

It was one of many memorable Mourinho snipes, and here are a few more of the most memorable:

October 2005 - Mourinho accused Wenger of being obsessed with Chelsea in late 2005 and urged to focus on his own team’s problems as he said: “I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people.”

April 2008 – Even though Wenger was no longer Chelsea boss, he still found time to poke fun at Wenger as he stated: “The English like statistics a lot. Do they know that Arsene Wenger has only 50 per cent of wins in the English league?”

November 2010 – Again, he wasn’t even Chelsea boss, but he offered up this poke in Wenger’s direction. “Maybe Wenger should explain to Arsenal fans how he cannot win a single little trophy since 2005.”

January 2013 – After Wenger suggested Chelsea had sold Juan Mata to Manchester United after they had played the Old Trafford club twice and to handicap their title rivals, Mourinho offer this response. “Wenger complaining is normal because he always does. This is a little bit his nature.”

February 2014 – Mourinho was presented with a suggested that Wenger had said he was afraid to fail as he played down Chelsea’s title hopes last season and he responded with this killer line: “Am I afraid of failure? He is a specialist in failure. I’m not.”

And it is not just Wenger he has enjoyed taunting: 

To Lionel Messi: "How do you say cheating in Catalan? Can Messi be suspended for acting? Barcelona is a cultural city with many great theatres and this boy has learned very well. He's learned play-acting." 

To Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard succeed him at Inter Milan: "I thought he was going to thank me for the title I gave him. Ask all the Inter fans what they think of me and him."

Taunting Carlo Ancelotti for losing the 2005 Champions League final to Liverpool: "Many coaches have won it more than once but there is only one club that was leading 3-0 in the final and managed to lose it. Ferguson has also won it twice. He is 68 and we’ll see how many I have bagged in 23 years.”