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Casillas'girlfriend says Real Madrid divided

Published on Jan 30, 2013 6:09 AM
Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas, second left, reacts during a Spanish league football match on Dec 22, 2012. -- PHOTO : AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' girlfriend, television sports journalist Sara Carbonero, said on Tuesday there was a split between the team's players and coach Jose Mourinho.

"It is the popular opinion that the players don't get on with their coach at all," 28-year-old Carbonero told Mexican television station Televisa.

"Right now, there is a split in the changing room and we will have to wait until the end of the season to see if Mourinho ends up going because he has many fronts open here at Real Madrid," she said.

Spain's biggest selling sports daily Marca last week said Casillas and fellow captain Sergio Ramos had urged club chairman Florentino Perez to fire Mourinho before next season.

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