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The former Real Madrid player has voiced his belief that it is not the task of a coach to discuss the performance of a referee

Former Real Madrid player Ruben de la Red has criticised club coach Jose Mourinho for his tendency to criticise referees, and believes it is not becoming of a man in his position to speak out against officials so regularly.

The Portuguese tactician has made the headlines on more than one occasion this season as he has launched a number of attacks on match officials, with his most high-profile rant taking place in the wake of his side's Champions League defeat to Barcelona, when he took offence to the dismissal of Pepe and hinted that the Catalan giants receive preferential treatment.

De la Red feels it is not up to the coach to discuss such incidents, and he told Canal +: "I am not really in a position to point out someone else's errors, but I think that Mourinho should not be attacking referees like this or take the position he took in the press.

"A coach of Real Madrid should not react like he did. The entire world sees what happens on the pitch. That's why it is better if other people do the talking."

The 26-year-old De la Red was forced to retire from professional football in November 2010 due to health problems, and he currently works as a youth coach at the Santiago Bernabeu side.

Real Madrid have released pictures of the kit they will wear for the 2011-12 season - follow the link to see Iker Casillas, Kaka and Angel Di Maria modelling the strips.

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