Mourinho facing 15-match ban

After a tempestuous 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Supercopa, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is facing a lengthy ban for his antics.

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The Portuguese was caught on camera for reaching out to gouge the eye of Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova, and has been charged by Royal Spanish Football Federation for his actions.

According to reports from the Sun, Mourinho is facing a ban that could very well extend to 15 matches for his behavior. At the very least, the self-proclaimed "Special One" could face a ban of four matches, which would still hit the La Liga giants hard. 

This has sparked reports that the ex-Chelsea manager was tired of all the controversy in Spain, and considering quitting Real Madrid, but most recently he has refuted the notion, saying: "That's impossible."

"Only those who don't know me can dream, make up or believe I may leave Real Madrid at this stage..." Mourinho wrote, in a letter to his club's supporters.

"I believe many people were surprised by the quality football showcased by Real Madrid during the pre-season and it would be surprising news to them if I left the club now. Impossible!

"I have a fantastic president who is very intelligent and with whom I have a great friendship. I also have a director general who works for the club 24 hours a day, so my motivation is enormous and my Madridismo is even greater than that of some pseudo-Madridistas...

"There is no way I'm leaving. No way!

"I also wish to apologise to Madridistas, and only to them, for my attitude in our last game. Some people are better adapted to the hypocrisy in football than I am, and they hide their faces and speak in whispers deep inside tunnels.

"I'm not learning to be a hypocrite, and I don't want to."

However, his behavior has been criticised by former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.

"The president of the club is Mourinho, because the true president [Perez] has not come out in a situation which required him to do so," the Spaniard said to COM Radio.

"Florentino should come out to say that Real Madrid's history does not support this kind of acts, but he has not done that because of the dependence he has right now on Mourinho.

"The responsibility of this happening is not with the coach, who has not changed anything in the last years in the way he acts and it was logical he would not do that after arriving at Real Madrid.

"The responsibility is on who hired him and does not mend his ways nor goes out publicly to condemn a conduct which all the sport's fans reject."

Reports in Spain earlier on Tuesday claimed Mourinho was considering leaving Real Madrid allegedly due to lack of support from the club's hierarchy.

Calderon was also skeptical about Mourinho's long-term future at the La Liga giants.

"He has not been more than three years at a club and has not left any of them on good terms, so nothing makes one think the same thing will not happen now," he concluded.



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