Real trouble

It’s all kicking-off between Jose and Real Madrid

Turns out not everyone likes Jose…

You know in Grease when the beautiful Olivia Newton-John falls head-over-heels in love with bad boy John Travolta and thinks she can change him, but in the end has to whore herself about in a skin-tight cat suit? Well the situation is like that at Real Madrid, except Jose Mourinho is the bad boy and Floentino Perez is the beautiful girl – and he isn’t putting on a cat suit for no-one.

According to Spanish newspaper, Sport, the Handsome One has put several noses out of joint in the Spanish capital thanks to his camera-loving, tradition-ignoring ways – and everyone appears to have had enough.

Sport – an admittedly Barca-loving Catalan paper – reported today that tensions at Real have reached breaking point following Mourinho’s over-exuberant celebrations after Kaka’s strike against Villarreal in their 4-2 win last week.

Mourinho puffed his chest and displayed his magnificent plumage in front of the visitors’ bench and ended up having a bottle of water thrown at him by Villarreal substitute Cani , who got sent-off for his troubles – even though he missed (he must know how that student with the fire extinguisher feels).

Mourinho explained it thusly:

“I went to celebrate the goal with my son who was behind the visitors’ bench, and the Villarreal players thought I was provoking them. I hope that when one swears on their son they believe you. I think this comes from a state of affairs where everything I do is always classed as negative.”

This is just the latest in a catalogue of incidents that seems to have driven an absolutely enormous wedge between Mourinho and Real sporting director, Jorge Valdano (who never wanted Mourinho in the first place and pines for a return to a time when Real were a ‘gentlemanly club’).

The first real problem between the pair surfaced in December when, following a game with Seville, Mourinho produced a list of 13 mistakes made by referee Carlos Clos Gomez and complained the Real hierarchy weren’t applying enough pressure in response to continued ‘injustices’.

The man responsible for applying that pressure is – you’ve guessed it – Jorge Valdano Esq. Floentino Perez then backed Valdano saying he best represented the real Real values. The Madrid paper, AS, and its influential editor, Alfredo Relano, have since cooled their love-affair with Mourinho. And Sport are now reporting Mourinho may leave at the end of the season.

Oh, and he has no money to spend in January. It was always going to end in tears, wasn’t it?

Storm in a tea cup? Or a massive world-engulfing super-hurricane? Let us know what you think below…

9 responses so far
  • George // January 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Were Real a ‘gentlemanly club’ when they lied to Makelele about renewing his contract and then mocked him publicly when he was released? Mourinho may be an arrogant arse but he shows more respect to his players than Perez and his cronies ever have.

  • braheyes // January 12, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Real Madrid is a joke.

  • myself // January 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    This guy is a bad example for childs…

  • Casper von Hamsterfanny // January 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Mourinho was only going to stay at Real for one year anyway so he’s not the least bit worried about what the owner/media think of him. Real Madrid can’t complain about who they signed. It’s not as if Jose kept his arrogance a secret and then unleashed his OTT personality after the ink was dry. All these petty little problems during the course of a season don’t matter. Real want a trophy. Jose will get them a trophy. And then he will try to return to the EPL.

    Mourinho should hire Maradona as an assistant coach and then do a reality show called Life’s a Pitch. Hilarity. Insanity. Asshattery. Tears. Tantrums. Triumphs. What a ratings juggernaut!

  • lies! // January 12, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    sport lies all the time about real madrid, mourinho and valdano where taking pictures together with his award all happy friendly. nothing is wrong and in fact in mourinhos contract he can leave when ever he wants so the club is the one who is actually kissing his butt. best coach today best coach ever, period!

  • lita // January 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Would you please let us your sources or just how you did this peace of investigative report. Really you based your article on newspaper that not only is pro- Barca it also is notorious for the distortion of facts.
    Hum me thinks you best go back to ethics class. Didn’t they teach you in your journalism school that you should first have facts before reporting?????

  • Amy // January 13, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Seriously, you base an article about Real Madrid on “Sport”? Why don’t you use Howard Webb as a source for Liverpool news then?

  • cyberkraze // January 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Mourinho is not the best coach for no reason. He does things his way and they yield results. And his ways are well known and no point whining about it now.

    Real Madrid, have faith in the special one, he will deliver!

  • John // January 14, 2011 at 5:18 am

    What a laugh! Its this simple.
    1) Jose is the greatest coach in football
    2) He doesn’t care if Valdano likes him etc
    3) He is very clever in how he portrays himself and takes pressure off the players
    4) He will win a trophy for Real maybe more
    5) He will then say cheerio. Mission acomplished and Perez will be sucking wind.

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