José Mourinho: Real Madrid is politics - not about football nor sport! | inside World Soccer

Former Real Madrid coach José Mourinho claims club politics played a big part in bringing his tenure at the Spanish giants to an end.

José Mourinho failed to win a major trophy with Real Madrid last season
José Mourinho failed to win a major trophy with Real Madrid last season

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The 50-year-old Portuguese was shown the door after a trophyless final season that saw rumblings of dressing room discontent.

In an interview with ESPN while on Chelsea's tour of the USA, Mourinho explained: "I know Madrid is a special club. Madrid is politics. Madrid is not about football, Madrid is not about sport, is about many things around.

"In the second year, we won the championship, we were the best team in Spanish history, we did 100 points, we scored 121 goals, and then the third year was the year of elections.

"Elections in that club mean a lot and we were in the middle of things that were not normal and only people that are inside can understand what it is."

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