Portuguese left his role in the Spanish capital earlier this week.
Ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has labelled recently-departed Los Blancos head coach Jose Mourinho’s time at the Santiago Bernabeu as a “failure”, reports the Sun.
The self-styled ‘Special One’ left the Spanish capital on Monday after Madrid president Florentino Perez announced that the club and the Portuguese trainer had agreed to go their separate ways after a disappointing campaign for the team.
Mourinho, who was contracted to the Spanish giants until the end of June 2016, saw arch-rivals Barcelona regain the Liga title from Madrid, while the club were also eliminated from the Uefa Champions League at the semi-final stage by Borussia Dortmund for the third year in a row under Mourinho’s guidance.
And, as if that were not bad enough for Mourinho and Co, Madrid were then beaten by their fierce city rivals Atletico de Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on their own ground last Friday night, the first time that Atleti had beaten them since 1999.
“Of course he has been a failure,” Calderon told Sky Sports’ ‘Revista De La Liga’ programme.
“It is the worst record of any Real Madrid manager who has had three years or more there.
“I insist that it is not only that reasons. I think you can be unsuccessful at a club for many reasons.
“What I really don’t like and what many followers of Real Madrid don’t like is the way he has behaved.
“I don’t know what he did in England but his behaviour in Spain wasn’t compatible with Real Madrid’s history.
“We have a part of our hymn which says ‘when we lose, we shake hands’ — we don’t poke fingers in eyes, which is what he did to Tito Vilanova.
“I have always said that he wasn’t the only one to blame — that’s also down to the people who brought him to Real Madrid.
“Mourinho was like that before he arrived at Real Madrid.
“After that incident happened — when Mourinho did that with his finger — we had a big 60-metre banner behind the goal, sanctioned by the president, saying ‘Mou, your finger shows us the way’.
“That’s provoking violence and that is an unacceptable point of view.
“I think that the president thought that, with money, you can get anything you like but that was a big mistake.
“Fortunately in life, you can’t buy success and as that was a failure, he decided to go even further.
“He did something that is even worse with Mourinho by believing the end justifies the means.
“He thought that by winning the Champions League would be enough in the end. So the whole building collapsed.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen with Mourinho now but I think it will be a relief for Real Madrid that he leaves.”