La Liga - Mourinho shuns press

Mon, 15 Aug 10:17:00 2011

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho avoided the media following his UEFA-imposed touchline ban by sending assistant coach Aitor Karanka to the post-Spanish Supercopa press conference.

La Liga - Mourinho shuns press

The Portuguese coach only returned to the media spotlight on Saturday after completing his five-match ban for suggesting referees favoured Barcelona - and seems to have returned to voluntary exile.

Karanka was left to field questions at the press conference but played down the situation, saying: ''This was a dynamic we used last year.''

Mourinho's only public comment since April was made on Saturday, when he said: ''No one will shut me up."

The match itself ended 2-2 with goals from Mesut Ozil and Xabi Alonso for Real and David Villa and Lionel Messi for Barcelona.

Eurosport

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