Emilio Butragueno has stressed that Jose Mourinho still has the full support of the Real Madrid fans, despite the Santiago Bernabeu side’s relatively disappointing start to the 2012-13 campaign.
Mourinho was seemingly whistled at by part of the Madrid faithful during their 3-0 Copa del Rey win over Alcoyano on Tuesday, but Butragueno is adamant that the flamboyant coach still has the backing of the home crowd.
“The Madrid fans clearly still support Mourinho, and so does the club. We’re completely behind the coach,” Madrid’s director of institutional relations told AS.
The Blancos currently sit third in the league table, trailing arch-rivals Barcelona by 11 points, while they have to settle for second spot in Champions League Group D behind Borussia Dortmund.
Madrid face second-placed Atletico Madrid at the weekend as they aim to narrow the gap with their city-rivals.