Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger believes he now has a better relationship with Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho.
Both managers were mostly at the heat of things in the Portuguese’s first stint with the Blues, where he maintained an unbeaten record against the Frenchman.
Wenger, who was denied an unprecedented back to back league success by Mourinho, now insists he understands the “happy one” better.
Wenger said: “With all competitors there are ups and downs. You could see that again on Sunday between Manuel Pellegrini and Mourinho because we put our heart into every game. Sometimes we go overboard and that is part of the job. With the distance after, it always settles.
“What the Premier League wants first is the quality of the games and with his teams you will always get a tough game. That is what you want.
“It’s not a big surprise to see him back because there was talk about it many times.”
Both managers will square up once again with each other in tonight’s Capital One Cup fourth round clash at the Emirates Stadium. The last time both men faced themselves in this competition, called the Carling Cup back then, was at the 2007 final, where Mourinho’s men ran out 2-1 winners.