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Rio Ferdinand compares the Tuchel vs Conte rivalry to Fergie-Mourinho and Fergie-Wenger

Speaking in his podcast Vibe with Five (h/t Football London), Former Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand has offered his opinion on the rivalry between Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

“You know now coming into these games when these two come up against each other that’s going to be the stories between these guys.

The last we saw of this was, I don’t know, Fergie with Wenger or Fergie with Mourinho”

Antonio Conte's passion and sheer determination earned them the draw against Chelsea.
Rio Ferdinand: Antonio Conte’s passion and sheer determination earned them the draw against Chelsea. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The London Derby clash between the two sides ended in an abrupt fashion which saw the managers clashing with each other once the referee blew his whistle for full time.

Although both coaches have been fined by the FA for their conduct, Ferdinand says that such passion and altercations between teams are what makes the Premier League the best league in the world.

After watching the heated clash, Ferdinand was reminiscent of the rivalries that took place during his playing time referring to many famous rivalries of the era such as Mourinho/Ferguson or Mourinho/Wenger etc and recall the win-at-all-costs mentality that was instilled in all the teams.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger were the fiercest of rivals during their time in the Premier League

It is somewhat contrasting to the image that has been built in the past few seasons of the rivalries in the Premier League, with many labelling them as ‘soft’.

With Manchester City and Liverpool competing for the title the past few seasons, many have urged the teams to put the paddle on the gas and fight for the title, like in the old days.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte take a swipe at Thomas Tuchel on social media.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte takes a swipe at Thomas Tuchel on social media.

Speaking to LadsBible (h/t Daily Star), former Manchester United captain Roy Keane claimed that the players of Liverpool and City “need more needles” instead of shaking hands and chatting, to be considered in the dialogue of greatest rivalries of all time.

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Since Manchester City and Liverpool do not seem bothered about a proper rivalry. It seems that two other teams from last season’s top-four, Chelsea and Spurs, have taken the initiative of putting a proper rivalry back on the pedestal.

This might be the beginning of an intense rivalry between two heavyweight coaches, who have shown their pedigree to win the highest laurels.

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