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04 March 2024

Callejon confident Mourinho will stay at Real


Real Madrid striker Jose Callejon says he is confident under-fire coach Jose Mourinho will stay on at the Spanish giants beyond the end of the season.

Spain's sports media reported last month that Mourinho was fed up with bad relations in the dressing room and repeated losses to Barcelona and wants to leave at the end of the season.

"I don't think he is going to leave because he is happy here," Callejon was quoted as saying Wednesday by sports daily AS.

"He wants to work and do things right. I see him as calm and with the desire to win many titles."

Callejon, a product of Real's youth academy who was brought back to the club from Espanyol this season by Mourinho on a five-year deal, also heaped praise on the Portuguese coach.

"He gives me much security and confidence, since the first day. He is clear, direct, goes face to face and those characteristics are good for footballers."

Mourinho joined Real from Inter Milan in May 2010 on a four-year contract.

Real are at the top of the Spanish league table with 55 points, seven more than nearest rivals Barcelona.