REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez has announced the club will part company with Jose Mourinho by mutual agreement at the end of the season.
The announcement will be music to Chelsea fans’ ears as they have been clamouring for the ‘Special One’ to return to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho bemoaned after the 2-1 Copa del Rey final defeat against Atletico Madrid that this season has been the ‘worst of his managerial career’ after finishing the campaign trophy less.
Perez, who will stand for re-election on 16 June, confirmed the news at a press conference and stressed the club had not sacked Mourinho.
He said: “Following a meeting of the board, we’ve come to the decision to bring our relationship with Mourinho to an end.
“The club and manager agree the timing is right to bring our relationship to an end.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Mourinho for his work.
Perez also said that no pre-contract had been agreed for Mourinho’s successor, although they have approached PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Mourinho’s tenure at Real was characterised by in-fighting having fallen out with Iker Casillas amongst others.
The Portuguese delivered a La Liga and Copa del Rey title during his three seasons in charge of the Spanish giants.