Speculation today surrounded Jose Mourinho’s future as Real Madrid Coach when it emerged he was considering leaving the club in light of a perceived ‘lack of support’ at board level, before his spokesman later denied it.
Mourinho’s spokesman and Press officer Eladio Parames was quoted earlier today explaining that the Coach is unhappy at a perceived lack of support from the club at board level. In quotes run by Canal
In the wake of last week’s controversy that surrounded the Supercopa de Espana second leg, and more specifically Mourinho’s role in a clash with Tito Vilanova, the club have maintained their stance of media silence.
This had reportedly upset Mourinho who has faced international criticism on the matter, as well as being heavily condemned from Barcelona’s Vice-President, several of their first team players and even former Real general manager Jorge Valdano, who Mourinho notably clashed with last season.
Mourinho was quoted after the Supercopa second leg Clasico as saying: “ Madrid has come here and played a spectacular match. I can not say anything more about my team. Then, what happened at the end has done so because they [Barcelona] wanted it that way, not one of us. With Vilanova or whatever you call him, I do not know what he is called … I have nothing to say. I am educated in the philosophy of football and football is for men.”
Reports earlier in the week suggested Mourinho was set to apologise in the wake of the criticism levied at him, but instead issued a statement through Parames denying that, and that he did not have to ‘ask for forgiveness’. This is now followed by the comments attributed to Parames suggesting he is considering his future at the club.
However, Marca are running quotes from Parames denying these claims.
The Spanish FA (RFEF) confirmed both Mourinho and Vilanova are under investigation for their pitch-side clash, with Mourinho facing a possible ban of between four and 12 games or a fine, and Vilanova up to four games or a fine.