Jose Mourinho speaks out about his future amid Chelsea link

Jose Mourinho will not reveal where his future lies until he has held a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

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Jose Mourinho led Real Madrid to the La Liga title last term Photo: Steindy/Wikimedia

Jose Mourinho insists he will not reveal where his future lies until he has held a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez at the end of the season.

The 50-year-old, who saw his Real Madrid side beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Friday night, is widely expected to quit the Bernabeu and return to Chelsea this summer.

Speculation suggesting Mourinho is in line to leave Real Madrid heightened last week after it emerged the Spanish club had approached Paris Saint-Germain about the availability of their head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

But Mourinho, whose Madrid side have failed to win a major trophy this term, insists he will not make any announcement about his future until after Los Blancos‘ final La Liga game against Osasuna on 1 June.

“I have three more years on my contract with Real Madrid,” Mourinho said after Friday’s game. “I still haven’t sat down with the president to talk about my future.

“I think it’s normal that people talk about Ancelotti or any other.

“People are also saying that I’m going to Chelsea, or here or there. We will make it official when me and the president sit down and decide what to do.

“That’s the way it should be. There are still two games in the league to play. We have to play the league and respect the other teams we are playing – Real Sociedad and Osasuna – who still have objectives, like qualifying for the Champions League and avoiding relegation.”

Mourinho led Chelsea to six trophies during his spell in charge of the Blues between 2004 and 2007.

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