Mourinho: I won't quit Real

Jose Mourinho says he will not quit as Real Madrid coach, despite the club's latest defeat to Malaga which left them 16 points adrift of Barcelona in Spain's Primera Liga.

Last Updated: 23/12/12 at 08:01 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Football has no memory

Jose Mourinho: Football has no memory

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 3-2 loss was Madrid's fourth defeat in the league this season and their seventh in all competitions.

Mourinho, who caused controversy by dropping goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas to the bench, said: "Neither before, during or after the game have I thought about resigning.

"I don't fear for my position. This is football. I'm not a child, nor have I been here for a couple of days.

"Coaches know that football has no memory and only takes into account what was done today and not what was done yesterday.

"It doesn't take into account what titles you've won, nor the work you've done, it's all about the now."

On the decision to drop Casillas, Real defender Sergio Ramos said: "It surprised us, Iker is our captain."

But Mourinho was unrepentant, saying: "My opinion is the one that matters. I analysed the players I had available and picked the team to play.

"You can invent the story you want, but it is a purely technical decision and nothing more."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

put Ince in my fantasy football team, so it's no surprise at all really. I do that to players. Also responsible for De Jong and Upson being injured. Think I'll transfer in Di Maria just to ruin United....

megabrow (cufc)
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

Footer 365

Champions League: Manchester City held to home draw by Roma

Manchester City endured yet another night of Champions League frustration as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Roma.

Champions League: Nemanja Matic earns three points for Chelsea against Sporting Lisbon in Group G

Nemanja Matic's header earned Chelsea three away points against Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Champions League Group G.

Transfer news: Mats Hummels remains fully committed to Borussia Dortmund

Mats Hummels is flattered to be attracting interest from over Europe but has no intention of leaving Borussia Dortmund.

Mail Box

#Usingfootballersnamesineverydaylife

We have the last of these as well as mails on Liverpool, Wayne Rooney, QPR, Arsenal's injuries and more. It's a mailbox that's Alonso rather than Rafael, if you will...

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property