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SBD Global/May 22, 2013/International Football
Former Real Madrid Coach José Mourinho Absorbing Criticism As Three-Year Tenure Ends
Published May 22, 2013
FANS: MOU 'INSUFFICIENT': MARCA reported more than 90,000 people voted in a Marca poll asking them to describe Mourinho's tenure. Of eight categories, from "insufficient" to "outstanding," 40% considered Mourinho's efforts insufficient, with 22% considering it "very lacking." Twelve percent "approved" and 6% voted that he was "outstanding" (MARCA, 5/21).
BARCELONA VP CRITICAL: FOOTBALL ESPAÑA reported Barcelona VP Carles Vilarrubi "reacted with relief at seeing Real Madrid announce Mourinho's departure at the end of the season" Vilarrubi: "I said this three years ago through other means and now that he is no longer coach I can repeat what I thought then, that Mourinho would be a scourge on Spanish football. Now he no longer is. Seeing him leave is positive for Spanish football because he did not make for a positive climate" (FOOTBALL ESPAÑA, 5/21).
PÉREZ: 'NOT A FAILURE': FOOTBALL ESPAÑA also reported Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez insisted that Mourinho's tenure was not "a failure." Pérez: "We have reached an agreement with Mourinho to terminate his contract at the end of the season. With Mourinho we have taken a major step forward. Today Real Madrid is in a good place. We wish him luck in his career" (FOOTBALL ESPAÑA, 5/20).