Jose Mourinho Is a Barcelona Manager Masquerading in Madrid

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJanuary 22, 2011

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 20:  Head coach Jose Mourinho of Real Madrid applauds Real fans at the end of the Copa del Rey quarter final second leg match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon Stadium on January 20, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Jose Mourinho is realizing he's come to the wrong place.

The wrong place is Madrid.

Real Madrid are doing incredibly well under Mourinho's tutelage, but despite that, the club still finds itself four points behind Barcelona for the Liga title.

And doesn't help that Jose continues to find himself fighting with the club's hierarchy when it comes to signing another center-forward.

Amid reports of a rift with General Manager Valdano is another sticking point Real Madrid supporters would have to be concerned about—perhaps it should be mentioned that Mourinho himself is not a Madrid man.  

Mourinho made his luck in Barcelona, the club with which he launched his managerial status under fiery Englishman Sir Bobby Robson. But let's not get too far into that.

Jose Mourinho refused to acknowledge that he would stay on at the club after this season, fueling speculation that he might return to England, possibly with England, Manchester United or Manchester City.