Former Real Madrid midfielder Luis Figo says Los Blancos have made the right decision to part ways with Jose Mourinho at the end of a turbulent season.
The manager will leave his role at the Bernabeu after the final game of the campaign against Osasuna this weekend – ending his three-year association with the club.
Although some commentators regard Mourinho’s spell in charge as successful – a record-breaking league title win, a Copa del Rey, a Spanish Supercopa and three Champions League semi-finals – he will also be remembered for his high profile fall outs.
This season has been the most turbulent within the squad, with Mourinho controversially dropping Iker Casillas and punishing players who spoke out against his decisions, including Pepe and Sergio Ramos.
Speaking at a charity event, Figo said now was the time for both parties to go their separate ways.
He stated: “It was to be expected. I believe it is right for them to bid farewell.
“Some people will not like it, others will think it’s the right thing, but the reality in life is you cannot please all the people. The fans should try to be fair and wait to see what happens next.”