José Mourinho has been operating for Real Spanish giants for the last 3 years, though every now and then this hasn’t appeared the case. The Portuguese has taken no prisoners among the club, having a series of run-ins together with his colleagues and charges alike.
Like a contemporary Rambo, Mou hasn’t been afraid to require anyone on, not even the captain, Iker Casillas, whom he dared to drop to the bench, first of all for Adán and later swapping in Diego López. Sergio Ramos, Özil, Khedira, Pedro León, Higuaín and even Pepe have felt Mourinho’s wrath.
The Portuguese has picked fights at each level, getting the hump once the hierarchy refused to submit him to take temporary charge of portugal, forcing Jorge Valdano out when a complete power struggle and often sounding off regarding the club. Even reserve-team manager Toril has been on the top of Mourinho’s ‘special’ treatment.
The Santiago Bernabéu devoted fans, meanwhile, have enjoyed a love-hate relationship with the coach, although their trust in him eventually waned. Mourinho, for his half, didn’t wait and see when lambasting the fans for their failure to get right behind the team much more actively.