10 Jan 2013

Real Madrid members says Mourinho taints the club's image

12:13 pm on 10 January 2013

Almost two-thirds of Real Madrid's members believe coach Jose Mourinho has a negative impact on the La Liga football club's image.

In a survey, published in the Marca sports daily, 704 members were asked at the stadium before last Sunday's game at home to Real Sociedad, or by telephone, whether the Portuguese's actions and statements were damaging.

Fully 61.6 percent answered yes, with 33.1 percent saying no.

Members gave his performance as coach since he took over in 2010 an average mark of 6.68 out of 10, down from 8.82 in a similar poll conducted in March 2011, but 54.4 percent still thought he should stay on after this season, with 41.8 percent saying he should leave.