Real Madrid chief Butragueno non-committal over Pellegrini future

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has offered cryptic support to coach Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean is expected to be replaced by Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho next week.

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno has offered cryptic support to coach Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean is expected to be replaced by Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho next week.

And Butragueno says: "I have very sincere affection for Pellegrini.

"He has been a great professional and I have liked the style he has shown throughout the year as a person. He is still the coach and for that reason, at this moment, we cannot speak of other coaches out of respect for him."