Varane supports Mourinho
Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane has hailed Jose Mourinho as the best coach in the world, insisting he has the backing of the players.
The Portuguese has come under scrutiny thanks to Real's disappointing form in La Liga this term, and a report in Marca earlier this week claimed he has lost the support of key players such as Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos.
Madrid president Florentino Perez also dismissed rumours Mourinho could be on his way out, and Varane has now offered the beleaguered coach his support, too.
"Mourinho is the best coach in the world and we are all behind him. The press has been very harsh on him," Varane said.
"We are all rowing in the same direction. We gave him a signed picture of last year's championship winning game for his 50th birthday.
"He has been doing a good job at Madrid and he deserves more credit for what he does."
Madrid are currently preparing for their La Liga match at home against Getafe.