Jose Mourinho Weighs in On Mikel Arteta’s Touchline Antics with Hilarious Social Media Post

Jose Mourinho Weighs in On Mikel Arteta’s Touchline Antics with Hilarious Social Media Post

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Jose Mourinho’s Instagram post about managers’ celebration tickled fans
  • The Portuguese tactician is known for his iconic goal celebrations
  • His post was seemingly digging at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Jose Mourinho is the gift that keeps giving.

Sure, the Portuguese gaffer may be out of work after Roma dismissed him in January 2024, but he continues to make headlines for hilarious reasons.

Jose Mourinho subtly mocked Mikel Arteta on social media
Jose Mourinho’s Instagram post about Mikel Arteta's celebration tickled fans. Photo: GLYN KIRK/Jay Barratt .
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On Saturday, February 10, he was at it again, tickling his 4.1 million Instagram followers with a post about modern football managers’ celebrations after a victory.

In his post, the 61-year-old shared a collection of some iconic images of himself emphatically celebrating goals and victories of the teams he coached in the past.

He captioned the photo using his own trademark slogan, writing, “What do I think of managers’ celebrations after a victory? “I prefer not to speak”.

Mourinho’s iconic celebrations

Some of the images from the collage Mourinho shared in his Instagram post were quite iconic.

One of the images was from 2004 when he famously ran down the touchline at Old Trafford after beating Manchester United.

The other showed his memorable ‘shush’ celebration in 2017 when he responded to critics of his Manchester United team.

Another image brought back memories from 2010, during his emphatic celebrations after his Inter Milan side knocked a prime Barcelona out of the Champions League in the semi-final.

And of course, the collage would not be complete without the iconic ‘cupping the ears’ celebration which he performed in 2018 after Manchester United beat Juventus.

Mourinho’s post was seemingly in reference to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who recently earned himself some criticism for overly celebrating his side’s 3-1 win over Liverpool earlier this month.

Arteta aimed fist bumps at the home crowd as Arsenal players also ‘celebrated like they won the league’, antics which were dubbed ‘immature’ by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville.

Liverpool star Curtis Jones also recently accused Arsenal and Arteta of copying his team’s style of celebrating wins.

The Arsenal boss has since fired back at critics, vowing to continue showing emotions on the touchline.

“Personally, I love it. It brings such a passion and emotion to the game when it's done in a natural and unique way." Arteta said, per EuroSport.

Jose Mourinho’s take on Messi

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Jose Mourinho’s take on Lionel Messi.

Mourinho admitted he would have loved to have coached the Inter Miami star.

"A player I'd have liked to coach? For example, I never got to train Lionel Messi, but then nobody can train Messi. It is absurd to think you could coach him because he was born with everything and already knows everything," Mourinho told Ohm.

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