Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, is to quit the Spanish club at the end of the season. The club president, Florentino Perez, announced this at a press conference held on Monday night in Madrid, the Spanish capital.
Perez stressed that Mourinho was not sacked, but that it was a mutual agreement between the coach and the club’s management for the former to leave.
“We have decided to bring our relationship [with Mourinho] to an end,” said Perez. “Nobody has been sacked, it’s a mutual agreement,” he added.
However, Mourinho will be in charge for the two games left in the season. On May 26, Madrid plays an away match with Real Sociedad, while on June 1, Mourinho plays his last game in charge of Madrid at the Bernabeu against Osasuna.
The club is currently 13 points behind the league champions, Barcelona. The Spanish giants were beaten by their arch-city rivals, Atletico Madrid, in the Spanish Cup final last Friday.
Mourinho has been in charge of the club for three years. He won the league for the club last season. He has also lost in three successive semi-finals of the Champions League in charge of Madrid. Mourinho’s deal would have expired in 2016, if he had not agreed to leave the club at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Perez also said on Monday that, “on behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Jose Mourinho for all his hard work.
“The team has improved in his three years and we wish him all the best.”