Jose Mourinho booed on Bernabeu farewell


Jose Mourinho bid farewell to Real Madrid's fans ahead of his last game in charge of the club yesterday, which his side won 4-2 against Osasuna, and received a mixture of cheers and jeers when he took to the Santiago Bernabeu pitch.

The Portuguese coach has been heavily criticised in Spain for his benching of captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas this season, and has had run-ins with other players, such as Pepe. Old wounds appear slow to heal for Mourinho, who did not even pick Casillas in his squad yesterday.

Mourinho is expected to rejoin Chelsea, where he won five major honours between 2004 and 2007. The 50-year-old released a short statement on Madrid's website hours before he brought an end to his three-year stint in the Spanish capital.

"I want to thank many fans for their support and I respect the criticism of others," said Mourinho. "I would like to wish happiness to all and good health. Hala [Forward] Madrid!"

The reception from the home fans was divided. Some held up signs such as "Thanks for everything Mou" and chanted his name, but others whistled in protest after a season when only the Spanish Supercup was added to the big-spending club's trophy case.

Striker Gonzalo Higuain, who confirmed he will be leaving Madrid in the summer, and midfielder Michael Essien, on loan from Chelsea, made it 2-0 to Madrid before the break yesterday. Roberto Torres and Alvaro Cejudo then levelled for Osasuna before Karim Benzema and Jose Callejon scored late goals to end Mourinho's reign with a victory.

Barcelona equalled Madrid's record of 100 points for the La Liga champions with a 4-1 home win against Malaga. Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, Martin Montoya and Andres Iniesta were on target for Tito Vilanova's side. The game was also Manuel Pellegrini's last as Malaga coach before his expected move to Manchester City.

Bayern Munich clinched their first major trophy treble with a 3-2 victory over Stuttgart in the German cup final. The title follows on from their successes in both the Champions' League and the Bundesliga and was secured thanks to two goals from striker Mario Gomez and a penalty converted by Thomas Muller.


Arsenal are the favourites to sign Clément Grenier after the Lyon midfielder said he had decided where he will be playing next season. (Sky Sports)

Fiorentina are lining up Tottenham's Scott Parker as a replacement for David Pizarro, who has announced his intention to leave. (Corriere dello Sport)

Sunderland look to have agreed a deal to sign the Lazio defender Mobido Diakité afer his move to Napoli fell through. (ESPN)

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are willing to offer Newcastle £15m for their striker Papiss Cissé. (

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