Spanish radio show El Larguero from Cadena SER has assured that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season no matter what the club achieves this year, after reaching an agreement in January.
“I want clarify some news that I gave in advance a while ago. Mourinho has come to an agreement that was signed in early January by which he is not going to continue at Real Madrid next season whatever happens. He knows it and the Real Madrid president knows it too, but obviously they don’t to admit it or make it public, " said Spanish journalist José Manuel de la Morena during the radio show
Real Madrid has improved its form in the last couple of weeks after knocking Manchester United out of the UEFA Champions League and Barcelona out of the Copa del Rey. The ‘Merengues’ also beat Barcelona in the league and have won 6 straight matches to take over the second place which was held by Atletico Madrid.
However, according to de la Morena, the Protuguese coach will leave at the end of the season even if they win the Champions League.
"Mourinho is leaving at the end of the season. That is the agreement he has signed with Real Madrid for two months. Therefore he is not preparing anything in the preseason, and he has not been told that Madrid will play in China because he doesn’t care. He also has chosen his next team. He is not going to continue but will impose until the end of the season his communication policies where he doesn’t allow interviews.” The SER journalist said.
- Hip, hip, hooray! Jose Mourinho celebrates his 50th birthday on Saturday, January 26. That's half a century for the "Special One." And while things haven't exactly been rosy with his current squad Real Madrid as of late, Mourinho has had an undeniable record of success. In celebration of his birthday, Terra put together 10 of his top moments as a manager. Enjoy! Photo: Getty Images
- 1. Mourinho started his career as a translator for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting Lisbon, then he followed Robson to Porto and finally Barcelona, where the club captured the European Cup Winners Cup. Here, Barcelona's ace striker Ronaldo (center) holds up the trophy to his fans in Barcelona Thursday May 15, 1997 after Barcelona beat Paris St. Germain in the final of the Cup Winners' Cup in Rotterdam Wednesday. Also present are English coach Robson (left) and assistant coach Mourinho. Photo: AP in English
- 2. Mourinho took over as Porto's coach in January 2002 after his first managerial stint at Uniao de Leiria. In 2005, he led Porto to the treble, including a Champions League title. Mourinho kisses the trophy during the presentation ceremony after his team beat Monaco 3-0 to win the UEFA Champions League Final in the 'Arena AufSchalke' in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, May 26, 2004. Mourinho won the Primera Liga twice in a row, and the UEFA Cup in 2002 to go with his Champions League title. Photo: AP in English
- 3. Mourinho speaks to reporters at a press conference where he was named Chelsea's new manger at Stamford Bridge in London June 2, 2004. Mourinho, who led Porto to win the Champions League, replaced Italian Claudio Ranieri. Photo: Getty Images
- 4. Mourinho won six titles in three years as Chelsea's coach, including the first domestic league title for Chelsea in 50 years, but he never was able to win the Champions League title. Mourinho finally left in Sept. 2007 by mutual consent. In all, he won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup in 2006. Photo: Getty Images
- 5. Mourinho was named the new coach at Inter Milan June 3, 2008. Here, he attends the photocall of the press conference held at La Pinetina in Milan, Italy. Photo: Getty Images
- 6. Mourinho won two Serie A titles at Inter, leading the club to its first Champions League final in 38 years. Photo: Getty Images
- 7. On May 22, 2010, Mourinho became just the third manager to win Champions League titles with two different teams, as Inter Milan defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Argentine striker Diego Milito scored both goals for Mourinho's team, which won a treble of titles that season. Photo: Getty Images
- 8. Mourinho resigned from Inter and was announced as Real Madrid's new coach May 31, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty Images
- 9. Portugal's soccer coach Jose Mourinho receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or, soccer coach of the year 2010, during a ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. He was the first man to receive the honor. Photo: Getty Images
- 10. Real Madrid CF head coach Jose Mourinho (C) celebrates the La Liga title after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RCD Mallorca at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 13, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Real Madrid set records for most matches won in a La Liga season (32), most away wins (16), most points (100), most goals (121) and highest goal differential (+89). Photo: AP in English