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Mourinho to remain with Real Madrid


Madrid, May 7 (EFE).- Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday that contrary to rumor, he has no plans to leave the club at the end of the season.

The Portuguese coach has encountered hostility from some Blancos fans over the side's elimination from the Champions League and his public criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas.

"Soccer is a product of society and it's a very hypocritical world, but I feel fine to work," Mourinho told reporters.

Asked whether he had ever thought of leaving the club, the manager responded: "I had planned to continue."

"So no doubts remain, I will collect (pay) at Real Madrid until the last day I work, I don't want a single euro more. From the day I no longer work here, I won't collect," Mourinho said.

Real Madrid, which is poised to notch its 1,000th home victory in its next La Liga match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Malaga, is the only one of Europe's top clubs to go undefeated at home in the 2012-2013 season.

"We still have two matches at home. We haven't lost and while it's not too important because it's not a title nor does it make me happy, it's worth it to try not to lose against Malaga and Osasuna to begin the next season with this capital of confidence," Mourinho said.

Though out of the Champions League and consigned to second place in La Liga, Real Madrid still has a chance for glory in the May 17 Copa del Rey final against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.