Tuesday May 21 2013
‘Mou a scourge on Spanish football’

Barcelona Vice-President Carles Vilarrubi has reacted with relief at seeing Real Madrid announce Jose Mourinho’s departure at the end of the season.

Florentino Perez ended a season of speculation by confirming on Monday evening that the Portuguese would be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu once the team’s final two League fixtures are played.

For one of Barca’s Vice-Presidents, the news is welcome, in light of clashes between his club and Madrid during Mourinho’s tenure.

“I said this three years ago through other means and now that he is no longer Coach I can repeat what I thought then, that Mourinho would be a scourge on Spanish football. Now he no longer is,” Vilarrubi declared on Radio Catalunya.

“Seeing him leave is positive for Spanish football because he did not make for a positive climate.

“Madrid don’t care, although results have not accompanied him.”

Football Italia website