CHELSEA’s hopes of welcoming Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge have been given a boost, as he confirmed he won’t be at Real Madrid next season.
The ‘Special One’ has been heavily-tipped to leave the Spanish giants this summer, since falling out with a number of the club’s top stars, including goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas.
Mourinho is thought to have already agreed a deal to make a sensational return to Chelsea, even supplying Blues’ owner Roman Abramovich with a list of transfer targets.
And the Portuguese coach has now begun to tell friends he will no longer remain in the Spanish capital beyond May.
According to the chief of a local Madrid youth team – where Mourinho’s son Jose Junior plays – the 50-year-old confirmed he will soon leave Real.
“Mourinho told us that he won’t be able to give his usual technical talk to our coaching staff next season because he’s not going to be here,” Manuel Álvarez told Spanish radio station La COPE.