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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez announced the end of Jose Mourinho's turbulent spell as coach on Monday evening, suggesting that the pressure of managing "the biggest club in the world" had lead to some errors, but refusing to call the Special One's three years at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu a failure. Mourinho's days as Madrid boss were numbered after last Friday's embarrassing 2-1 Copa del Rey final defeat to lowly city neighbors Atletico Madrid . That loss followed the Champions League semifinal exit to Borussia Dortmund last month, and the meek surrendering of this season's La Liga crown to Barcelona . Speaking to reporters after Friday night's defeat, Mourinho had suggested that Blancos fans "deserved to know what would happen soon" and Perez - the undisputed power holder at the club - made the announcement at a specially-called press conference at the Bernabeu on Monday evening. "After conversations with our coach Jose Mourinho, we have decided to end our relations...
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