11 February 2012

Mourinho himself held a Cup with Barca at the Bernabeu

June 28 1997 vibrated with the victory against Betis in the last game of Robson as coaching staff.

The match was so vibrant that triggered a celebration just as spectacular. Barça had won the Copa del Rey in Santiago Bernabéu and one of the happiest men in the grass of Chamartín was José Mourinho, the second coach of Barça, assistant of Bobby Robson in a team that also won Supercopa of Spain and the Copa del Rey.

For Barca, who beat Betis 3-2, the match at the Bernabeu was a end of cycle: Bobby Robson had already agreed leaving the bench because Louis van Gaal was waiting in the room and the situation of Jose Mourinho was surrounded by uncertainty.

The Portuguese had no clear future after the game and admitted his shock sensations. "I'm happy but sad at the same time it left a big group. Talk to the managers because I have one year left on his contract, but there is another club that I expected, "said even at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Without knowing what role he reserved the club, the Luso said that if he left Barça, "will be with the head held high and proud of the achievements. Three titles are many and I doubt that someone else can get, but for these players, I'd love it lograsen ". Mourinho also dropped did not understand that the club would not have given continuity to its tandem with Bobby Robson. "But I've learned to respect the decisions of those in command," he said.

In the end, Mourinho at the club blaugrana continued as part of the coaching staff as Van Gaal responsible for conducting the technical reports on opponents of Barca, and a couple of years later he returned to work as assistant coach with the Dutch coach, after the Koeman output. (via SPORT)