Jose Mourinho swallowing his gum. (Getty)
After being whistled and jeered by fans at the Santiago Bernabeu during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, Jose Mourinho has issued a public warning to the club's supporters that he could walk out to prove how good they currently have it with him in charge.
"If first place in the league is not good enough for the fans, then I can leave," Mourinho said, crossing his arms in defiance. "Rafa Benitez can come. He can replace me here like at Inter and you can see how bad it can get. And since Rafa is fat hurricane of destruction, it will get bad. Everything will be sweaty."
Madrid native Benitez started his managerial career as Real's youth coach before leading Valencia to two La Liga titles and winning the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005. Following several seasons with diminishing returns, he was dismissed and began a doomed stint as Mourinho's replacement at Inter in 2010.
"Look at Inter," Mourinho continued. "I win Scudetto, I win Champions League, I win domestic cup. And then I leave. Rafa comes in and boom -- fat hurricane with goatee ruins club and is sacked in six months. If Madridistas want that, I can leave right now. They can have Rafa. I'm sure he is bored wearing just underpants and talking about facts in the mirror anyway."
To Mourinho's shock, Benitez then rushed into the room and vehemently denied growing bored of doing that.
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