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Mourinho: Why I Asked To Leave Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho: Why I Asked To Leave Real Madrid

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 28, 2017 05:45 PM @KurtLaduma

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about his time in charge of Real Madrid, and revealed why he "almost had to beg" to leave the Spanish giants.

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The Portuguese tactician, who left Los Blancos in 2013 after three years in charge, has now explained that, rather than the club getting rid of him, it was, in fact, he who asked to be relieved of his duties.

"To be honest, with (Real's) structure, they wanted me to stay, they didn't want me to leave," he said, according to the Daily Star.

"Everybody in the club, president, CEO, the board, myself, and we all felt after the years I was there that the difficult part of the job was done and they wanted me to stay.

"In fact, I almost had to beg to let them let me go. I don't think that, at United, is going to happen, because I don't want to go.

"Real Madrid, for me, was really something that I wanted to do. It was something I had a chance to do twice before and didn't.

"And on the third time, I don't think you can say 'no' three times to such a club. I wanted to go and win the title in Spain, but it was not for me to stay.

"I was not in love with my life there. I wanted to come back to England and, in that case, to Chelsea."

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Mourinho won three trophies during his time at Real, including the La Liga title in the 2011/12 campaign.

Would you like to see Mourinho stay at United for years to come? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Shepherd Mtetwa Joined: 31 Mar 2016
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Shepherd Mtetwa Jul 30, 2017 08:20 AM
Uselless deffensive coach yo games are always boring.Pep was always attacking u left, right and centre with his entertaining attacking football.
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MATHAMATICS Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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MATHAMATICS Jul 29, 2017 11:20 AM
@thabanggi So true!!
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msipholar wa lekhosi Jul 28, 2017 07:53 PM
I will never forgive this guy for that 5nil against barcat.
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thabanggi Jul 28, 2017 06:59 PM
He did a splendid job of bringing Barca down to earth when at that Tym it looked like Barca were gonna win Laliga 10x in a row without a challenge, he was highly hated by the Spanish Media for stopping Barca's dominance, This Man is indeed the special one.
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Tsikitsiki 12 Jul 28, 2017 06:43 PM
Barcelona once beat us by 5 goals becuse of yo defensive strategy
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m3nga's Jul 28, 2017 06:17 PM
this guy is lying..

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