20th May, 2013
Jose Mourinho’s fate as Real Madrid coach will be sealed at a directors meeting scheduled for Monday evening.
According to Daily Mail, Real have already made their move to make Carlo Ancelotti their next boss after the Italian asked to quit French champions PSG on Sunday.
Mourinho brought the club into disrepute yet again on Friday night when he was sent off along with Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final at the Bernabeu.
Mourinho signed a new contract at Real last summer, just days after they won La Liga, but his fractious relationship with senior board members and players will cost him his job.
Real president Florentino Perez wants compensation for Mourinho from Chelsea in order to use the cash to release Ancelotti from his contract at the Parc des Princes.
According to reports in France, Ancelotti said at Sunday evening’s Ligue 1 awards evening: ‘I had a meeting with the president and Leonardo. I asked – because I have a contract – to leave the club. We have to wait for the club’s response, they will decide.’
That response seemed already to have been made clear, though, when Al Khelaifi told beinsport.fr: ‘Yes, we had discussions, he asked to depart for Real Madrid.
“I said it is not possible because he has a contract for one year more, so that is our decision.
“It is his problem, it is not our problem. We have offered him another year more on his contract as well as the one he has.
“When you have a contract, everyone is normally obliged to honour that.”
Speculation continues to Mourinho with a return to his former club Chelsea and Ancelotti continued: ‘Real is a possibility but I have a year left on my contract. It is the club who will decide.
“We have to decide together. My decision is to leave the club. It is not easy because I have had a very good relationship with everyone.
“It is not the time to explain the reason why I wish to leave the club, and perhaps I will never explain it.”
Ancelotti has just led PSG to their first league title in 19 years, as well as a Champions League quarter-final.
Leonardo insists no plans have been made to replace him, telling L’Equipe: “The priority is still that he stays. We have not contacted any other coaches.”