Arsene Wenger honored with Laureus Lifetime Achievement award

Last Updated: Feb 19 2019 17:32

FOOTBALL- Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was honored with Laureus Lifetime Achievement award on Monday for being at helm over Arsenal for over two decades.

Paying tribute to Wenger, his arch-rival Jose Mourinho said in a video, “There were some episodes along the road,” said Mourinho. “I can only speak by myself. I really enjoyed the competition. But the real respect is always there. He [Wenger] made lots of history in that football club. One of the best football managers in the history of football.”

Expressing his amazement at getting the award, Wenger said, “An even bigger surprise is usually the lifetime achievement award goes to a Pele, a Maradona or a Beckenbauer. Tonight it is a player from a little village but it is good that coaches are rewarded in our game.”

In his 21 year long career with Arsenal that came to end last year, Wenger won three Premier League titles and lifted the FA Cup seven times.