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Tottenham boss Mourinho disagrees with Dier on Arsenal boss Arteta

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho disagrees with Eric Dier over his description of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

Ahead of Sunday's North London derby, Spurs defender Dier said of Arteta: "I think he's maybe the most – personally, obviously I'm not on the inside – but from what I see, the most exciting young manager in Europe, for sure."

But Mourinho said of his counterpart when asked of Dier's words: "I don't want to go in that direction because I don't know them all, and it's very hard to say that. He won an important competition in the first few months of his career [the FA Cup last season], that you cannot deny.

"To be the Arsenal coach you have to be good, if you are not good you are not there.

"So yes I think Mikel is a good coach, but I want to respect the others, especially the others that I don't know well, and probably are also very talented."

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