Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic insists he has a good relationship with coach Bernd Schuster.

Schuster's comments last week that he had concerns over the internal workings of the club sparked speculation of problems with Mijatovic and fellow football chief Miguel Angel Portugal.

But Mijatovic said yesterday: "We want to have a trainer over a long time, in the English style. My relationship with Schuster is phenomenal, really."

On the dismissal of Fabio Capello, he added: "Capello didn't connect with the club on many levels. His dismissal was the best option."