AS says the photos of Mourinho's wife and daughter in London on the weekend were part of plans to find a new challenge for the coach.
A close friend says Mourinho's body language suggests he knows his time is coming to an end in Madrid. He's lost his spark, his motivation and now wants to relight his fire elsewhere.
With his daughter to study in London next year, a return to Chelsea has been mooted.
But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is also a fan and with Andre Villas-Boas failing to convince since replacing Harry Redknapp, a move to White Hart Lane is also an option for the Special One.