Jose Mourinho has rubbished claims he is set to leave Real Madrid by writing an open letter to the club's fans.
Reports surfaced in Spain that suggested he was unhappy at apparently not receiving support from the club's board. However, the Portuguese tactician has denied such rumours in his letter, in which he also took the chance to apologise to the fans for his recent actions in the Spanish Super Cup.
Mourinho is facing a potential 12-match ban for eye gouging a Barcelona coach during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
"I also wish to apologise to Madridistas, and only to them, for my attitude in our last game," he told realmadrid.com.
"Some people are better adapted to the hypocrisy in football than I am, and they hide their faces and speak in whispers deep inside tunnels.
"Only those who don't know me can dream, make up or believe I may leave Real Madrid at this stage," the former Chelsea boss added.
"I believe many people were surprised by the quality football showcased by Real Madrid during the pre-season and it would be surprising news to them if I left the club now. Impossible!
"I have a fantastic president who is very intelligent and with whom I have a great friendship.
"I also have a director general who works for the club 24 hours a day, so my motivation is enormous and my Madridismo is even great than that of some pseudo-Madridistas...
"There is no way I'm leaving. No way!"
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