Jose Mourinho berated his team for their miserable attitude after the loss to Barcelona, further raising tensions with players, never a good sign in Real Madrid if the coach wants to stay.
Madrid / NationalTurk – Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is waiting to pull the trigger to end his 2 year spell at Real Madrid.
Relations in the dressing room and recent beefs with especially homegrown Real Madrid players such as Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos after repeated losses to arch-rivals Barcelona seem to force the iconic coach to leave its post at Madrid at the end of the season.
“Jose Mourinho has given clues and even mentioned a few words to the people around him that he would like to leave before June 30,” so the Madrid-based newspaper state.
On the same page, splashed alongside a photo of a grumpy looking Mourinho in black tracksuit, the paper added: “Mr Indispensable becomes Mr Mysterious.”
Barcelona-based daily Mundo Deportivo said the story that emerged of Mourinho’s possible exit at the end of the season would not be his first such threat.
Mourinho clearly unhappy at Real Madrid
Mourinho used the same tactic to convince the club to give him an extra striker last season, Mundo Deportivo said.
According to AS, Mourinho met after Real Madrid’s victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and managing director Jose Angel Sanchez.
“The Portuguese told those close to him that at the end of the season he is going, whatever happens,” the paper said.
According to AS, Mourinho was fed up with the whistles he received from fans in the Bernabeu despite Madrid’s victory, a split with the team and his treatment by the Spanish press.
The paper even interpreted Mourinho’s dress sense as a sign of departure, saying he had eschewed Madrid’s official clothing in favour of attire by his personal sponsor Porsche, “a brand that is a direct competitor with Real Madrid sponsor Audi”.
Jose Mourinho ‘s ‘Real’ nightmare : Barcelona
Clouds have gathered over the team since their 1-2 home loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Cup quarter-finals last week, their third loss in four matches with Barcelona this season.
The reported row between Real defender Sergio Ramos and Mourinho, and the alleged dressing-room split between Spanish and Portuguese players where Madrid’s Spanish players had grown unhappy at the fact that coach Jose Mourinho allegedly gave preferential treatment to the squad’s Portuguese and the final straw being that Madrid captain Iker Casillas had confronted Mourinho during a training session are more than enough signs readable even from Mourinho’s dress sense as a sign of departure, saying he had eschewed Madrid’s official clothing in favour of attire by his personal sponsor Porsche, “a brand that is a direct competitor with Real Madrid sponsor Audi”.
“At the moment, we’re leaders with a five-point lead on the team everyone says are the best in the world,” Mourinho said, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s quarter-final return leg against Barca.
“Before I arrived here, the club was used to being knocked out of the King’s Cup by teams from a lower division, and we won the competition last season.
“And then we won six games out of six in the Champions League. So I think we haven’t got as many problems as people want to say.”
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