Carles Villarubi, Barcelona’s vice-president, has said Jose Mourinho’s departure from Real Madrid is a good thing for Spanish football in general.
Real’s president Florentino Perez announced on Monday that the Portuguese boss would leave the club at the end of the season after the two parties came to an amicable agreement.
Mourinho has been in charge for three years and has won a trophy in each of the three campaigns he has overseen – the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Spanish Supercopa.
But his time in the Bernabeu hotseat has not been without controversy, and he has had fallings out with UEFA officials, the Spanish FA, referees, other clubs, and even his own players.
Speaking to Radio Catalunya, Villarubi said: “Mourinho has been the scourge of Spanish football and his departure from Real Madrid will be taken as a positive by the club.”