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Mourinho Says He Won’t Discuss Report He’ll Quit Real Madrid

December 03, 2012

Jose Mourinho said he won’t discuss a report in a Spanish newspaper that he will quit as Real Madrid coach after the season ends in June.

Marca reported Mourinho and team president Florentino Perez agree the 49-year-old Portuguese should leave after some Real fans turned against him.

“I’m not going to say a single word, and I don’t think the president will,” Mourinho told a televised news conference ahead of a Champions League game against Ajax tomorrow. “I’m not going to feed this situation.”

Home fans in a mainly-empty Santiago Bernabeu stadium whistled at Mourinho when he entered the field an hour before Real’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Dec. 1. Real is third in the Spanish league, 11 points behind leader Barcelona.

Marca also cited Mourinho falling out with defender Sergio Ramos and Real’s B team coach Alberto Toril as reasons why he would leave the club.

Mourinho said it was too early to discuss who should succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, saying the 70-year- old coach “looks better every day.” Mourinho added that he wasn’t thinking about moving to Paris Saint-Germain, another team newspapers have linked him with.

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