The rumors and speculation have been swirling all season that this could be José Mourinho’s last at the Bernabéu. And now Real Madrid has formally announced that Jose Mourinho will not be back next season.
“We’ve decided to bring our relationship to an end,” said Real Madrid President Florentino Perez. “Nobody’s been sacked, it’s a mutual agreement.”
Real Madrid has fallen short of winning a trophy this year. They are 13 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, lost to their cross town rivals Atlético in the Copa Del Rey, and fell to Borussia Dortmund just short of the Champions League final.
Mourinho has been vocal about his desire to get back to the English Barclay’s Premier League. And now the Chelsea Football Club becomes the favorites to land the manager. He has managed Chelsea before leading them to Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006 as well as a FA Cup in 2007. He also won League Cups in 2005 and 2007.
“I know in England I am loved,” Mourinho said after the loss to Dortmund in the Champions League. “I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one.”
Carlos Ancelotti, Paris St. Germain head coach is pegged to replace Mourinho at Madrid and has asked to leave PSG.
“I’ve asked to leave and I am waiting for their answer,” Ancelotti said.