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Real Madrid Issue Official Statement Denouncing AS For Publishing False Information About Jose Mourinho’s Signing

Real Madrid uses strong language to denounce the Spanish news outlet.

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Real Madrid have released an official statement denouncing AS for their claims that Jose Mourinho signed his contract with the club on March 31st, 2010.

Following the publication in today's AS newspaper of information concerning the signing of José Mourinho as the manager of our club, Real Madrid C.F. wishes to emphasise that said information is entirely false.

Real Madrid and José Mourinho did not sign any contract on the 31st of March 2010 for him to take over the role of coach, as is wrongly asserted by the aforementioned newspaper. This contract was signed by both parties precisely two months after the alleged date, on the 31st of May 2010.

Therefore, any statements or value judgements made by the cited publication in regard to this false information lack any basis and have no other objective than to damage the image of Real Madrid and its president, just as is becoming the norm for this particular media outlet.

Some of the language used is especially strong; particularly the last paragraph, where Real Madrid essentially accuse AS of having an agenda against Los Blancos.

Here is a picture of the front page report that AS released:


It is obviously designed to stir up trouble, as AS is implying that Florentino Perez essentially backstabbed Pellegrini by signing Mourinho while Manuel was still at the club and in the race for La Liga.


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