Mourinho and the Arsenal coach enjoyed a fractious relationship during the Portuguese’s first spell in English football.
“I respect him a lot and I will show it always. In football, things like this happen,” Mourinho told the Guardian.
Sometimes, even if you are friends and respect each other, sometimes you say something the other doesn’t like and you react, but at the end of the day I respect him a lot and I have the feeling that he is the same in relation to me. I wouldn’t bet for one single problem between us.”