It seems that things at Real Madrid, despite the win, aren’t too joyful. Rumors of a loud argument which came close to a more serious bust up between Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho emerged in recent hours, with club president Florentino Perez forced to intervene.

It was not too long ago, only a couple of days, when Ronaldo spoke about his appreciation to his manager, who seems to be on his final year with Real Madrid. Ronaldo didn’t have the best of matches in the 2-0 Copa Del Rey win against Valencia, and apparantly, Mourinho kept reminding him of every mistake during the match.

After the 90 minutes, instead of celebrating in the dressing room, the two got into a very vocal and loud argument, with Ronaldo quite unhappy about the way he was treated and talked to by the Portuguese manager. According to rumors, Florentino Perez had to step in and help seperate the two men, who weren’t too far from coming to blows.

It’s also been noted that Mourinho got into a spat with Angel di Maria, criticizing the player for his ability since he signed a new contract, saying you played better when you cost less money. Di Maria didn’t start against Valencia, instead stepping in after 61 minutes.

With another damaging blow to his relationship with his star players, some might wonder if Jose Mourinho will even get to see the end of the season as Real Madrid’s manager.