Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has publicly said that his next managerial move will be back to the Premier League, but former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon thinks that Mourinho will stop off in Paris on his way to England.
The Special One is expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer following a number of dressing room bust-ups, and has been linked with a move back to former club Chelsea.
But Calderon, who says he turned down the chance to hire Mourinho when he was Madrid President, believes a move to France is a more likely destination for Mourinho.
“Real Madrid have a problem with Jose Mourinho’s attitude,” he told Talksports Keys and Gray this morning. “We are not used to a coach who complains about referees, UEFA and injuries. It’s something I don’t like. We are used to talking about what’s happening on the field.
“It seems he’s going to leave and it looks like he’s off to Paris St Germain. He says he’s going to stay but I don’t think so. Things have gone too far and Real Madrid are not willing to accept any more of his behaviour.”
And Calderon insists current Real Madrid president Florentino Perez must take the blame for appointing the ex-Porto man and causing the unrest at the La Liga side.
“Some of the players, mainly the Spanish stars, are not happy with his sort of behaviour,” he added. “They are not used to it. They don’t like the attitude.
“I have always said it is the president’s [Florentino Perez] fault. Jose Mourinho isn’t cheating anyone. He hasn’t changed how he is, he’s always behaved like that. Wherever he’s been he’s acted in the same way. When Perez signed him he knew what he was getting.
“When I signed Cristiano Ronaldo I was dealing with Jorge Mendes, who is an agent for them both, and he kept talking to me about the prospect of singing Mourinho. I thought the same then as I do now, in the history of Real Madrid we’ve never seen a coach act like Mourinho does.”
Mourinho going to Paris St Germain would be interesting on a couple of level. One is that the man tipped in Spain to replace Mourinho at the Bernabeu this summer is current PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti. We see players swap teams all the time, but it is rare to see managers do it.
Two is that the two most often mentioned candidates to replace Sir Alex Ferguson are Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. It is interesting that they will both be coaching big teams next season, but not in the Premier League, leaving open the possibility of them taking over from Fergie at Old Trafford if he retires in two or three years.