Ramon Calderon has claimed that the current Chelsea manager couldn’t handle working for the Spanish giants.
Former Real Madrid President, Ramon Calderon, has sensationally claimed that Jose Mourinho was unable to cope with the pressure of managing Real Madrid, prompting his move back to Chelsea, reports the Express.
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“To be a manager of Real Madrid is really, really difficult. See what happened to Mourinho,” Calderon said
“He is someone who is used to coping with pressure and he couldn’t.”
Mourinho was at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013, making him the club’s longest serving manager since the turn of the Millennium.
Yet despite the longevity by Madrid’s standards, Real became the first club where Mourinho failed to achieve back to back league titles. He won La Liga crown once in 2012.
Calderon also criticised the state Mourinho left the club in once he had decided to return to Chelsea.
“When Mourinho left, things were in a really bad situation,” Calderon explained.
Calderon – who was the club’s President between 2006 and 2009 – revealed that he believes Mourinho’s successor, Carlo Ancelotti has done a better job.
“I think he has done a very good job, not only because he won the Champions League but because things are calm, relaxed and everything is smooth,” the 63-year-old explained.
Ancelotti delivered ‘La Decima’ last season, defeating city rivals Atletico Madrid in a dramatic Champions League final.