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Friday November 16 2012
Mourinho 'happy' not to win award

Real Madrid assistant Coach Aitor Karanka claims Jose Mourinho is 'very happy' not to have been voted best Coach in La Liga.

The LFP award instead went to ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, despite Mourinho's Madrid winning the title last season with a record points tally.

Karanka, who has already been involved in one interview with sponsors Bwin today, was filling in for his Portuguese colleague at the Press conference previewing tomorrow's meeting with Athletic Bilbao but as usual, very few questions were asked about the actual game.

“We spoke about it and Mourinho is very happy not to have won that award,” said the former defender, before praising the players efforts in Sunday's 2-1 win at Levante.

“We saw other characteristics of the players, in circumstances that did not favour us. But criticism or praise from outside should not influence us. The team is very well physically.

“The progression of the team can be seen. We are continuing to progress thanks to the new signings.

“Michael Essien has played in every position and done really well. Now he should be rested for a bit.” 

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