Jose Mourinho all set for a Real Madrid exit this summer
An exit from Santiago Bernabeu is all set for the Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. Reports from Spain have confirmed that the Portuguese’s departure from Real Madrid has been “officially agreed” upon by all parties.
Jose Mourinho’s much-awaited return to the Premier League stepped closer to reality following reports suggesting an agreement on the issue was signed in last year. The former Chelsea manager is said to have inked an agreement with Real Madrid in December which confirms his exit from the Spanish football giants.
This contract has paved the way for Jose Mourinho to return to the Premier League this summer, although it still not clear which club the Portuguese will join.
Jose Mourinho’s departure from Real Madrid was expected, although the Portuguese remained coy on his next move. Jose Mourinho’s controlled celebration and untraditionally sympathetic comments after knocking out Manchester United from the Champions League fuelled speculation he was going to become the new boss of Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has neither confirmed nor denied any such reports, although the legendary Scotsman admits he has eye out for his successor. Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he is in good health to continue his duties as manager of Manchester United. Therefore, the chances of Jose Mourinho replacing Sir Alex Ferguson next season appear to be quite slim.
Nonetheless, returning to the Premier League is still a possibility. Rafael Benitez’s stint with Chelsea will end at the end of the season, which means a new man will be needed to reign over Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City are expected to sack Roberto Mancini, but an opening at the Eastlands will be of least interest to Jose Mourinho. Similarly, interest from Paris Saint-Germain is expected to be ignored as well.
Former assistant coach of Chelsea, Ray Wilkins believes there is minimal chance of Jose Mourinho replacing Rafael Benitez. In an interview to talkSPORT, Ray Wilkins claimed Chelsea would probably target a manager from the lower levels.
“I think Jose will be the next manager of Manchester United. I would give the Chelsea job to someone like [Brighton’s] Gus Poyet,” Ray Wilkins said.