Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he was able to learn from Tottenham counterpart Jose Mourinho by watching the club’s “very interesting” all-access television documentary.
Arteta’s Arsenal take on Spurs in the north London derby on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, with Mourinho’s side having begun the weekend at the top of the Premier League table.
The Amazon Prime documentary followed Tottenham during the 2019-20 season, during which Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss, before guiding them to a sixth-placed finish.
“Very interesting,” Arteta said after confirming he had watched the series. “It is great to see the inside of other football clubs, other ideas, other coaches, other organisations.
“I like to see that – I do that with other sports as well because there are a lot of things you can take, and as well a manager like Mourinho that has been in many different countries, in all of them he has been successful so there is a why to that.
“There are some important moments in that documentary when you can pick some relevant things of why he is getting the success that he is getting.”
Arteta was coached by Mourinho as a member of Barcelona’s B team in the early stages of his managerial career, before coming up against the Portuguese’s sides on numerous occasions in the Premier League.