MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will leave the Spanish champions at the end of the season, a report in Spanish newspaper Marca said.
Sun columnist Antony Kastrinakis, also writes that he has inside information about Mourinho’s future in Madrid, echoing the same views as Marca.
This news comes only hours after Crisitano Ronaldo was also linked with a move away from Real Madrid to Manchester United.
The Portuguese coach has grown increasingly frustrated with the reactions of the Real Madrid supporters, following the team’s lazy start to the domestic season, which sees them trailing fierce-rivals Barcelona by 11-points and second-placed Atletico Madrid, who they defeated on Saturday, by five points in the league standings.
Mourinho was jeered by angry Real Madrid fans in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, a game the fans had to wait until the final 18 minutes for the goals.
The reactions convinced the former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss to enter the pitch some 40 minutes before the Madrid derby with Atletico – giving supporters at the Bernabeu the chance to state their frustration with the way things have been going.
It is now believed the “Special One” – who rarely makes anything phase him, has finally had enough, with reports in the Spanish media claiming that he and Madrid president Florentino Perez have come to an agreement to part ways next summer.
“Jose Mourinho will not coach Real Madrid next season,” the report by Marca said. “Both Mou and Florentino Perez believe the Portuguese’s cycle on the bench at the Bernabeu is exhausted and that the current situation cannot continue beyond June 30.”
Things have been falling apart around Mourinho lately with several pundits highlighting his spat with Alberto Toril, coach of the reserve side Real Madrid Castilla and the Sergio Ramos incident as the final straw.
The Marca report said: “Florentino believes Mourinho is ‘committing suicide’ with his decisions and statements this season – the Ramos case, the war with Toril and checking the pulse of the Bernabeu.
“They will try to get to the end of the season in a friendly manner as Florentino does not want a crisis in the middle of the season.
“But what is certain is that the decision is taken: this will be the last season of the Mou tenure in Madrid.”
There are already reports linking the outspoken manager with a move back to Chelsea, as the Blues doesn’t believe Rafa Benitez is the right man for the post, following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo last month.
Manchester United could also be an option for the former Porto boss – should Sir Alex Ferguson decides to retire at the end of the season.