Posted by Richard Whittall under Jose Mourinho on May 20, 2013
Just announced live by Florentino Perez on Real Madrid TV. So something everyone knew was happening is now official. The trick though is the mutual consent bit. As Rob Harris Tweeted (speculatively but this is a dirty business):
Mourinho leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season after mutual agreement struck. So Chelsea wouldn’t have to pay compensation
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 20, 2013
And that smacks of a gentleman’s agreement. So Mou moves on! Now all eyes on Stamford Bridge. At the risk of editorializing (ha!), I really think Real Madrid are out of the frying pan and into the fire here, but it was clear that Mourinho’s position was untenable. Good luck finding a manager that will manage his achievements with the club in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.