Jose Mourinho To Leave Real Madrid
It comes as no surprise to many that Jose Mourinho
has announced that he is leaving Real Madrid.
The Portuguese coach has not had the best of times in Madrid with Mourinho being involved in countless scandals and arguments over the past three years. These incidents have build up and Jose decided it was time for him to step down as Real Madrid manager.
Mourinho posted a small statement on the clubs website to thank the fans for their support and that he wishes them the best for the future.
"Thank you for the great memories we had together over the last few years. I want to wish you all good luck in the future and I hope that you have a great 2013/14 season".
With rumours circulating for a while now and it looks likely that Jose Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge to manager Chelsea again as Rafa Benitez looks set to leave the club.
Club President Florentino Pérez
has expressed his sorrow to lose Mourinho but has hinted that the club now has a bright future.
"Jose was a great manager, he was a good guy . He was just too controversial for Real Madrid. We want to wish him the best in the future and we hope he can manage again".
No comment was made on who could be the new manager but the President told media they would not rush at deciding a replacement.
"Look we have plenty of time to find a suitable replacement. I want to make sure the guy knows the club and will take the club forward into a new era of success".
has been made favourite for the job but Zinedine Zidane
and Roberto Manchini
are close in the race to become Real Madrid's next manager.
Real Madrid start Cristiano Ronaldo also spoke about Jose and how good he was to him.
"I liked him a lot. We got on well and I feel we made progress with him and I want to thank him for all of the good times we had".
No word was spoken from Iker Cassilas as it is well known about the pairs falling out over the last year so when asked by media about whether or not the two had made friends he quickly changed the subject towards next season.
"I wish him all the best but we now need to concentrate on next season and make sure we win the league and do well in the Champions League".
"We have signed some great players already this summer and I hope that the new boss can bring in some more big name signings to help the team move forward in the right direction".
When the Captain was asked about the departure of Mesut Ozil he told media that he does not understand why the club let him go.
"Mesut was a good guy. He was a great player and he will be missed a lot at this club".