first_imgJose Mourinho relishing chance to play Arsenal after Freddie Ljungberg’s appointment Comment Mourinho is in charge at Arsenal’s local rivals (Picture: Reuters)Jose Mourinho can’t wait to play Arsenal following the club’s decision to sack Unai Emery and replace him with Freddie Ljungberg.Arsenal axed Emery following a dismal start to the campaign and turned to club legend and coach Ljungberg to take temporary charge.Mourinho was confirmed as Tottenham’s new coach last week, taking over from Mauricio Pochettino, and is relishing the chance to compete in the north London derby.Tottenham host Arsenal in April in the Premier League and Mourinho is looking forward to taking on the Gunners, regardless of who is in the opposing dug-out.ADVERTISEMENT Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I look forward to playing against Arsenal. I want to play against Arsenal. I know what it means for our fans,’ Mourinho said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But with Mauricio or Emery or Freddie Ljungberg or whoever else, that’s no problem.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I know the big ones and I know that’s a big one. Not just because Arsenal is a big club that fights for the same objectives as we do. But also I know the meaning. And I like it.’Arsenal could have a new boss in place by the time they travel to Tottenham in April, with a host of names linked with the vacant manager’s position.Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is under consideration, as is Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Ljungberg is Arsenal’s interim head coach (Picture: Getty)It is unclear if Arsenal will wait until the end of the season to name a new boss, but Mourinho was rumoured to be of interest before he linked up with Tottenham.Responding to claims he had dinner with Arsenal chief Raul Sanllehi, Mourinho said: ‘When it was written that I was in a meeting with Mr Sanllehi, it was not true.’Ljungberg’s first game in charge will be an away trip to Norwich, with Arsenal without a win in their last seven games in all competitions.Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Charlie Nicholas reveals the moment sacked Unai Emery was doomed at Arsenal Coral BarrySaturday 30 Nov 2019 7:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link312Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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