It’s safe to say Jose Mourinho made a few bad impressions during his time at Real Madrid.
The former Chelsea and Porto boss is leaving Real Madrid after their final match of the season at home against Osasuna. A few people in the Spanish Primera Division will be happy to be rid of the 50-year-old.
Madrid’s fierce rival Barcelona certainly didn’t take too kindly to how Mourinho ran his ship.
But enough from me, I’ll let Barca vice-president Charles Vilarrubi do the talking.
“There was nothing he brought that was good. There was no positive balance. I cannot see anything good about him. Not one thing. In sporting terms, maybe I am not the person to ask. But in cultural terms, he was a disaster. Apart from his aggression to the coach of Barca, the ambience he creates everywhere he goes, the relations with the players, with the press are absolutely terrible. I am happy that he is leaving. And so is everyone in Spanish football.”
Oh boy. Strap in, it’s about to get bumpy.
“He has always been like this. What kind of coach wins the Champions League twice and does not fly home on the same aeroplane as his players? A coach you would think wants to celebrate with his players, enjoy the moment. Not him. He is thinking of himself. I don’t know what is wrong with him. In his mind there is something wrong.”
It’s not just Spanish soccer he thinks Jose Mourinho will tarnish, either.
“It is not good for English football. Chelsea maybe think they had a good time from him in the past. But you will see the real Mourinho now. If he behaves like he did in Spain it will only be an unhappy relationship. A disaster. And at his age he is not going to change.”
Needless to say, Mourinho isn’t always best buds with everyone he meets. Hopefully this isn’t the kind of impression he gives on his second go-around at Chelsea.
It’s certainly how the first one ended.