Real Madrid defender Pepe insists the locker room is right behind coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is coming under increasing pressure as Real struggle at home and in Europe.
"There's no doubt that Ancelotti must continue," Pepe told Cadena Cope. "He is very good and in a short spell in charge he has given us a lot of joy."
"I don't miss Mourinho," Pepe said. "I can assure you Ancelotti is not soft.
"He has a grandiose curriculum vitae and he demands a lot.
"We work with more intensity with Ancelotti than we did with Mourinho.
"Thanks to God that I've had a coach like Ancelotti. He has helped me a lot."