Bernabeu boss going nowhere.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has written an open letter to fans dismissing rumours that he is set to leave the Bernabeu.
Reports in Spain suggested he was unhappy at supposedly not receiving support from the club’s board.
“Only those who don’t know me can dream, make up or believe I may leave at this stage,” Mourinho said.
The Portuguese is being investigated by the Spanish FA following the bad-tempered Super Cup loss to Barcelona.
The former Chelsea manager praised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and new director general Jose Angel Sanchez, who replaced the sacked Jorge Valdano following a power struggle.
Mourinho said: “I believe many people were surprised by the quality football showcased by Real Madrid during the pre-season and it would be surprising news to them if I left the club now. Impossible!
“I have a fantastic president, who is very intelligent and with whom I have a great friendship.
“I also have a director general who works for the club 24 hours a day, so my motivation is enormous and my Madridismo is even greater than that of some pseudo-Madridistas…
“There is no way I’m leaving. No way!”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Whilst it would of course be hugely unlikely for Jose Mourinho to be axed as Bernabeu boss it is worth remembering that his predecessor managed just one season in charge, Manuel Pellegrini, and in that one season accumulated more La Liga points in one campaign than any before him, yet he was given his marching orders, presumably because he was not a big enough name.
For argument sake, if Real Madrid once again failed to lift the domestic or Champions League trophies this season, would he then be asked to leave?
For the record Mourinho has presided over 61 games in charge of the Madristas and has notched up 44 wins and just seven defeats, unfortunately for the former Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, most of those defeats have come at the hands of Barcelona and that is practically all that counts in a two horse league.