Carlos Queiroz today insisted that he would have won the Spanish title with the current Real Madrid squad.

By Alex Hough

“With the current squad, I would have been champion of Spain”, Queiroz said, referring to the current crisis at Real Madrid.

Speaking on Radio Marca, the current number two at Manchester United Queiroz said: “Camacho’s exit from Real Madrid doesn’t surprise me in any way.

“Obviously I knew that terrain very well.”

Although Queiroz maintained that he got on well with the squad and the staff at the Bernabeu, he refused to be drawn on his relationship with president Florentino Perez;

“I’m not commenting on this,” he added. “I’m not going to open a closed book but I guarantee that with the players I never had any problem, and that I remain in contact up to this present day friendly relations with some of them, like the friends that we are.”

The Mozambique-born Portuguese coach did admit he was disappointed to have not worked with the current set of players.

“I would have taken Real to the title,” he added.