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Mourinho couldn't cope with the pressure at Real Madrid, says former President Ramon Calderon

Rohan Menon
2.44K   //    21 Feb 2015, 18:24 IST
Jose Mourinho couldn’t handle the pressure at Real Madrid, says former President

Ramon Calderon, the former president of Spanish giants Real Madrid, said that current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho didn’t have what it takes to handle the pressure of being the manager of a club like Real Madrid, which is why he left when he did.

Mourinho, who took charge of Los Blancos for three years, starting from 2010, won a Copa del Rey and a La Liga title in his first two years. In his last year, however, he left the team in complete turmoil and pressure of not having won anything, according to Calderon.

Mourinho left the club in a really bad situation: Calderon

"To be a manager of Real Madrid is really, really difficult," Calderon said.. "See what happened to [Jose] Mourinho. He is someone who is used to coping with pressure and he couldn't.

"When [Mourinho] left, things were in a really bad situation. He had to leave the club after three years of a lot of problems, a lot of confrontations."

These comments came to life when Calderon was asked about the future of Real Madrid under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, who had given Real Madrid their long awaited “La Decima.”

He said, "To be here more than two, three years is really a big task. I think [Ancelotti] has done a very good job, not only because he won the Champions League but because things are calm, relaxed and everything is smooth.”

"I have read Joachim Low is one manager we would like, but it is always rumour and we will have the rumours until the next five months when it is decided whether definitely Ancelotti will be here."