Jose Mourinho says Ronaldo’s contract extension ‘seems normal’.
Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is not surprised to see Cristiano Ronaldo extend his contract with Los Blancos.
The final year of Mourinho’s spell at the Santiago Bernabeu was punctuated with speculation about Ronaldo’s future, with contract negotiations between the club and the 28-year-old believed to have stalled.
But the Portugal international committed his future to the La Liga club over the weekend, signing a spectacular new deal worth £288,000-a-week after tax and which should keep him in the Spanish capital until at least 2018.
Mourinho was vaguely linked with a reunion with Ronaldo at Stamford Bridge this summer, while Manchester United were also thought to be interested in re-signing the forward, who has scored 203 goals in as many games since joining Real.
But Chelsea head-coach Mourinho is unsurprised by the number seven’s decision to remain at Real.
“To me it seems normal. When a fantastic club has a fantastic player, a divorce does not make much sense,” said Mourinho.
“I think that Madrid has done well to renew and keep a player whose numbers are fantastic. The personal choice for Cristiano I do not want to comment on, but I think that it is very normal when you are at a club like Real Madrid. It is an ending that I expected.”