Real Madrid have confirmed that Jose Mourinho will leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.
The Portugese manager has been in charge of the club for three seasons, but their President Florentino Perez has revealed that they have decided to go their separate ways after a poor campaign for the side.
Perez remarked, “We’ve decided to bring our relationship to an end. Nobody’s been sacked, it’s a mutual agreement.”
Madrid are 13 points behind Barcelona in the league with only two games of the season left, and they were even beaten by their city rivals Atletico in the Spanish Cup final last Friday 2-1.
Perez also added, “The club and manager agree the timing is right to bring our relationship to an end. On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Jose Mourinho for all his hard work. The team has improved in his three years and we wish him all the best.”
It is now thought that Mourinho will take the manager’s job at Chelsea, where he originally took charge of the team between 2004-2007, leading them to an unprecedented era of success.
After getting knocked out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final, Mourinho told the press, “I know in England I am loved. I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one.”
Over the past 12 months, Mourinho has argued with a series of Real Madrid players such as Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Pepe, which has left Barcelona to reclaim the La Liga title.
Carlo Ancelotti, the current manager of Paris St-Germain, is thought to be Real Madrid’s number one choice for the position. The Italian has asked to leave the French side, stating, “I’ve asked to leave and I am waiting for their answer.”
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