Mourinho smooths Real Madrid exit ahead of Chelsea return
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is confident of a smooth return to Chelsea in the summer. The Mirror says he had showdown talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and director general Jose Angel Sanchez during the club's Champions League trip to Istanbul.
Mourinho and his representatives believe they have struck an agreement to allow him to leave at the end of the season, but he will be expected to avoid any further controversies at the Bernabeu.
That will open the door for Mourinho to return to Stamford Bridge but Chelsea must qualify for the Champions League as they face major competition from mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain.