Mourinho retains doubt over his futureMarch 4th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 4 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho made no effort to clear doubts about his future as the team’s manager.
Although he has a contract at Real Madrid until the end of June 2014, Mourinho is thought to be unhappy at the club and a supposedly secret trip to London during the week only served to raise doubts that he made the trip to buy a house in the English capital with a view to returning to work in the Barclays Premier League next season, Xinhua reported.
When asked about the visit to London in his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Primera Liga match at home to Espanyol, Mourinho refused to reveal the reason for his trip.
“I don’t have to give anyone any explanation about my private life,” he said. “Through respect to the club and because I ask my players to do the same, we tell the club when we made a trip out of Madrid. We do that out of respect.”
“It’s been a long time since I was out of Madrid and I told the President (Florentino Perez). I am going away again Monday and I don’t think I have to present a document to ask for permission,” he said.
Mourinho was much clearer when he was asked whether or not the club was considering selling striker Gonzalo Higuain to Manchester City in a deal that could see former Atletico Madrid forward, Kun Aguero, move back to Spain.
“I don’t have a list, but Higuain is one of the best strikers in the world and only an idiot would want to sell him. Although he may not have played well or that he has not scored, it doesn’t mean that he has stopped being one of the best. I have no intention of seeing him leave,” insisted the Real Madrid coach.
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