“Resign? What I have considered is staying on”

José Mourinho left the door wide open to potentially stay on at Real Madrid. The Real boss was asked whether he had considered handing in his resignation after the team’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Borussia Dortmund, and to put an end to his time as the manager of ‘Los Blancos’ after having won one La Liga title, one Supercopa de España and, at best, two Copa del Rey trophies: “No”, he bluntly replied, before adding: “What I have considered is staying on”.

The Portuguese coach believes that if Real were to let him go in the summer, it would not be so traumatic for the club: “To make things clear, I want to say that I will only get paid while I work at Real Madrid. I don’t want a penny more”.

Mourinho said that the team had failed to achieve its objectives for the season: “The sporting goals this year were the same as usual – to win every competition, which we know is very difficult – and we have not achieved them. We should finish second in the league, we reached the Champions League semi-finals, we won the Supercopa de España and we will contest the final of the Copa del Rey. It could be better, but it could also be worse. But that’s the way it is”.

The Madrid manager highlighted his side’s unbeaten run at the Bernabéu: ” All the big clubs have lost games at home. We still have two league games left and are unbeaten at home. It’s not so important. There’s no trophy for it. But it’s worth trying to maintain against Málaga and Osasuna”.

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