Bernabeu boss set to be axed.
JOSE MOURINHO is on the brink of being sacked by Real Madrid – putting Premier League clubs on high alert.
People Sport understands that several members of Real’s hierarchy are furious over Mourinho’s embarrassing behaviour during and after the Champions League semi-final defeat by Barcelona.
Mourinho and Real face UEFA charges after the gobby Portuguese boss launched a petulant attack on ref Wolfgang Stark as well as European football’s rulers.
The Special One’s standing among the Bernabeu bigwigs was not helped by a 3-2 home defeat to relegation threatened Real Zaragoza in La Liga last night, when Ricardo Carvalho’s late sending off added to their disciplinary woes.
And unless Real pull off an unlikely escape against arch rivals Barca in the return leg at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, Mourinho’s job is under severe threat.
Mourinho’s shadow would loom large over several Premier League managers, not least Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.
Ironically, Mourinho’s old club Chelsea could also be on the lookout for a new manager this summer with Carlo Ancelotti likely to be sacked, and in turn a job at the Bernabeu might just appeal to Ancelotti. (People)
Anyone who thinks Real Madrid’s board would not act so swiftly to axe a boss just needs to recall that Manuel Pellegrini was sacked after one season in charge, a season that saw the Bernabeu club pick up their biggest ever La Liga points haul!
It seems that Jose Mourinho’s behaviour in recent weeks has angered the club’s top dogs although they must surely have known what to expect when they hired the former Inter Milan, Porto and Chelsea man, the Portuguese man is of course known for being outspoken and doesn’t not stand on ceremony.
It seems that far worse than Mourinho’s post Barcelona defeat rant last week was the reported bust up between the ‘Special One’ and Cristiano Ronaldo, which led to the club’s top scorer being dropped for their shock home defeat to Real Zaragoza.