Casillas was unhappy during the coach’s tenure at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas has spoken openly for the first time about his relationship with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The 51-year-old managed Casillas for three years between 2010 and 2013 when he was in charge at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Having been a stalwart in the Madrid starting XI since 1999, for the first time the goalkeeper was being left out by Mourinho in favour of the more inexperienced Diego Lopez.
This is a trend that has continued since Carlo Ancelotti succeeded the current Blues boss in the Spanish capital and Casillas is understandably not the biggest fan of the Portuguese coach.
“Maybe I should have spoken out then but I opted for silence. Many have criticised me for that but I think it gives you more anger than when you speak out,” the 33-year-old was quoted by AS.
“We had a professional relationship and that is it. I decided to shut up.”
Mourinho was considered a relative success during his time with Madrid, as although he didn’t win as many trophies as with FC Porto, Inter Milan and the West Londoners, he did manage to secure a La Liga title during a period when FC Barcelona were dominating under Pep Guardiola.
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