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Butragueno expects Jose to stay

February 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno believes Jose Mourinho will stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho
GettyImagesJose Mourinho's future has been the subject of rife speculation

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Mourinho is reportedly planning to leave Madrid in the summer, with a source quoted in last week's Sunday Times as saying the Portuguese is "sick and tired" of the in-fighting and behind-the-scenes politics at the Bernabeu.

However, Butragueno insists the club have no knowledge of Mourinho's apparent desire to return to England.

"We are not aware of Mourinho having any doubts over his future," he told Canal Plus. "We are very happy with him and I believe he will stay at the club. The rumours appear all the time, but they don't affect us."

Butragueno was speaking after Madrid's 1-0 victory over Getafe, which ensured their seven-point lead at the top of La Liga remains intact.

"We clearly deserved to win," Butragueno said. "It was a very important game - Barcelona dropped two points last week and we couldn't show any sign of weakness."