Mourinho refuses to comment on exit rumours

Soccer Section December 4, 2012 Comments Off

Jose Mourinho refused to add to the media speculation surrounding his future as Real Madrid coach on Monday, but failed to nip it in the bud when questioned in the run up to the Champions League visit of Ajax.

I wrote on Monday howe reports from Spain said that Mourinho was planning to leave the club at the end of the season.

“I am not going to speak about this. Speak to your colleague about it, the one who has written the story,” Mourinho countered with his standard deadpan look at a news conference.

“Organise a meal with that person. I’m not saying a single word.”

Mourinho was then asked if club president Florentino Perez was happy with the way he was running the team.

“Ask him,” Mourinho replied. “I don’t have to say when I spoke with the president,

I don’t have to say what we spoke about. I don’t suppose the president will say anything either.

“We have a very good relationship. But I am not going to try and add to this situation.”
Another journalist asked why he refused to answer questions about his contract.

“Because I don’t want to add to the story. There is no story,” he replied.

The journalist persisted.

“Are you going to continue next year?”

Mourinho answered:

“For me there is no story.”

Another club Mourinho has been linked with is big-spending Paris St Germain.

“An assistant of mine is going to watch PSG on Tuesday as we think they a potential rival,” Mourinho replied, when asked about interest from the French club.

“In this game PSG play Porto. One will be first the other second in their group. They are both possible adversaries in the last 16. It is the only thing I am thinking about in Paris.”

Real have qualified for the last 16 as the second placed side in Champions League Group D behind Borussia Dortmund. They host Ajax in their final group match on Tuesday.

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Ronnie Macdonald

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