Arsenal sent shockwaves through English football this morning when the Gunners released a brief statement announcing that Wenger was to leave the club after 22 years at the end of the season.
Mourinho and Wenger have clashed on a number of occasions since the Portuguese moved to England in 2004 and the Frenchmans beaten the self-proclaimed Special One just once in competitive matches in the last 14 years.
However, Mourinho praised Wenger for his work at Arsenal and said he hopes the Frenchman continues management elsewhere.
If hes happy im happy. If hes sad, Im sad, said Mourinho.
I always wish the best for my opponents. I always wish the best so thats the point – if hes happy with the decision he made, if he looks forward to the next chapter of his career then im happy for him.
I know what it means to win three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups but not just that. What he did in Japan, France, to the French national team, what he gave to Arsenal even without a period of Premier League titles, the transition from the [old] stadium.
Everything he did we know. If hes happy with the decision Im really happy. I hope he doesnt retire from football.
Arsene Wenger's Premier League record at Arsenal
Goals scored: 1549
League titles: 3
Wenger steps down from Arsenal having won 10 trophies in 21 seasons at the club, including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
The Gunners take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on the 29th April but their focus will be on the semi-finals of the Europa League with both legs sandwiched between their trip to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils take on Tottenham in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday and Mourinhos believes Spurs do not have an advantage in that the game will be played in north-west London.