Jose Mourinho: Real Madrid should be doing better

Jose Mourinho: Real Madrid should be doing better


Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has once again spoken about his old club, this time saying they should be doing better in La Liga.

Since leaving the Santiago Bernabeu back in May last year, the Portuguese manager has often spoken about the nine-time European Cup winners rather than focus on his own work at Chelsea.

And speaking on Eurosport this week, the self-anointed Special One suggested Carlo Ancelotti and his troops should be doing better than they are in the league because Barcelona are no longer the force they once were.

“I am a little surprised. I expected Madrid to be higher up, with a great advantage, because Barca have lost a lot more points this year than in the past three seasons,” Mourinho, who failed to land the club’s Decima Champions League despite a huge transfer budget and one of the best squads in the world every season, said.

The controversial manager, who fell out with a large part of his own team in his time at Madrid, went on to talk about the difference between the English Premier League and La Liga.

“The English League has four clubs fighting for the title. While in Spain there are three clubs with only two or three points between them.

“Atletico Madrid have an incomparably lower budget [to Barca and Madrid] but are doing a fantastic job. People are used to seeing La Liga as a competition for two clubs. Now it has become a League of three. That’s good.”


  1. You need to get your facts right, mourinho took in four players, oil, khedera, Di Maria and central and won 3 trophies, the rest were brought in by Zidane florentino perez, the truth here is that some elements within madrid went against mourinho, they wanted him out and by so doing they insighted some of the most senior players on the team, no coach will with that kind of atmosphere, mourinho has weakened barca before the arrival of ancelotti, there’s no way that any coach could have toppled the Barcelona of pep guadiola, he was the only coach on planet earth that did it, this assessment of mourinho is wrong, he took madrid to a place that no coach did since 2002 therefore he deserves a great deal of credit.

    • The facts are right. He failed to land what he was essentially appointed to do – win the Champions League. And really, just one league trophy and a Copa del Rey in his time at the club was not enough considering the squad he had available to him, and the fact Madrid have one of the biggest budgets in world football to operate with. In his last season, they didn’t even compete with Barcelona in the league. Not good enough.