Madrid close in on Mourinho

26 May 2010 06:58

Real Madrid have parted company with coach Manuel Pellegrini, paving the way for Jose Mourinho to take over.

Pellegrini was midway through a two-year contract with the Spanish giants but pays the penalty for an unsuccessful first season in charge at the Bernabeu.

Madrid, despite spending around 250million euros in bringing in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso last summer, suffered their second successive trophy-less campaign.

Source: PA