Monday, December 03, 2012
''JOSE MOURINHO WILL LEAVE REAL MADRID THIS SEASON'' - MARCA
Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho will leave the La Liga champion at the end of the season according to a report in Spanish newspaper Marca.
Mourinho has come under fire from supporters this season following Madrid’s slow start to the domestic season and even came out early before his side faced Atletico Madrid to give them the chance to jeer him.
Mourinho was booed by sections of the crowd in last Tuesday’s Copa del Rey defeat of Alcoyano, prompting the former Porto and Inter Milan boss to offer supporters the chance to vent their frustration by arranging to come to the side of the pitch 40 minutes before the game.
The reaction was mixed but with less than 5,000 fans inside the Bernabeu at the time, it offered little indication as to how the majority were feeling.
it is now being speculated that Mourinho and Madrid president Florentino Perez have agreed his tenure at the club will come to an end next summer.
Under a picture of a broken heart, the Marca report claims: 'Jose Mourinho will not coach Real Madrid next season.
'Both Mou and Florentino Perez believe the Portuguese’s cycle on the bench at the Bernabeu is exhausted and that the current situation cannot continue beyond June 30.'
Marca, who are known to have strong links with Real, report Perez has become concerned by a number of incidents this season which have not cast the club in a good light.
Madrid are 11 points behind arch-rivals Barcelona and five points behind second-placed Atletico despite Saturday night’s 2-0 defeat of their near-neighbours.
The Portuguese boss could succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford after the Manchester United manager backed him for the role.
Ferguson is a fan of Mourinho and asked if he could replace him in the Old Trafford hot-seat, he told ITV4: 'He can manage anywhere, absolutely.
'I’m not going to put any forecasts on what is going to happen at this club.
'I won’t last forever, but Jose can manage anywhere, there is no question about that.'
Mourinho joined Chelsea after leading Porto to a surprise Champions League triumph in 2004 and remained for three years.
He then joined Inter Milan and guided the Nerazzurri to back-to-back Serie A titles.
In addition to the Scudetto, Inter also landed the Coppa Italia and the Champions League in 2010 and in doing so became the first Italian side to win the treble.
A move to Madrid ensued and after winning the Copa del Rey in his first season in charge he ended Barca’s stranglehold on the Primera Division crown last season.