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Calderon: Perez is Mourinho's puppet

Dec 04, 2012 8:27 PM GMT

Ramon Calderon says coach Jose Mourinho is running the show at Real Madrid, ahead of president Florentino Perez.

Mourinho was the centre of attention ahead of this weekend's 2-0 derby win over Atletico Madrid, arriving on the pitch ahead of his players and inviting fans to jeer him following criticism from some sections of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this season.

"The only winner of that action was Mourinho," former president Calderon told La Xarxa.

"But the president (Perez) knew what to expect when he brought him to Madrid. He has already shown at his previous clubs that he thinks about himself first.

"Mourinho has not fooled anyone. It's not his fault that he was brought in and given all the power at the club.

"Perez is Mourinho's puppet. He is not in control of anything and has no interest in showing that he is actually the boss at Madrid. He has given the coach all the power."

A number of recent reports suggested Mourinho could leave Madrid at the end of the season, but the man himself stressed on Monday that he has no intention of doing so.