It was a fitting end to Jose Mourinho’s time with Real Madrid when he was sent to the stands in the Copa del Rey final. His time with the club has been as dramatic as what could be his last game in charge.
The Special One was brought in to end Barcelona’s dominance, but rather sunk the Madrid ship.
There is no mistaking what has happened to the club. The players, manager, fans and media all have their own opinions and the club has suffered.
If Real Madrid wants to rebound next season and have a chance at La Liga and their 10th Champions League trophy, Mourinho has to go.
But his departure brings up a whole new set of problems.
Historically, when Jose Mourinho leaves a club, it falls into disarray. Florentino Perez will have to make a wise choice as to who will take over for Mourinho or things could get even worse.
It is certain that the club has several impressive options to replace Mourinho, but selecting the right man for the job will be easier said than done.
Real Madrid’s rise begins with a change at the top. The new manager will dictate all other summer moves which is why Mourinho’s departure is the only thing that can truly spark a new era for Los Blancos.
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