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Mourinho set for summer talks with Real Madrid president

Updated 10 Apr 2013 12:17:27

Mourinho set for summer talks with Real Madrid president

Jose Mourinho will sit down to discuss his Real Madrid future with club president Florentino Perez at the end of the season.

Mourinho has a contract with Madrid until 2016 but there has been almost constant speculation about whether he will continue at the Bernabeu next season or seek a new challenge.

"When the season ends I will sit down with who I have to sit down with, who as well as being the president is also my friend and is the legal and emotional representative of all Real Madrid fans," he said. "We will sit down quietly and talk about my future, like two friends."

If Mourinho does decide to leave Madrid this summer he could do so on the back of a double trophy success.Madrid are already through to the final of the Copa del Rey, where they face Atletico Madrid and on Tuesday night sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-3 aggregate triumph over Galatasaray.

It was tougher than many had expected, especially after Madrid had gone 4-0 up overall with Cristiano Ronaldo's early goal in the second leg in Turkey, but their dream of a 10th European Cup title this season remains intact.

Mourinho said: "I've not had time to stop and think if I was worried or not, but when I was forced to make changes and close up the space I knew the situation was tough.

"I put (Raul) Albiol in front of the defence and there were 10 dangerous minutes before things calmed down."

He added: "I'm happy about qualifying. I would like to play at this ground every match, everyone wants to play in atmospheres like this, it is perfect for football and I don't think the Real Madrid players used it.

"The Galatasaray players did. They had a fantastic second half, played with pride and all that is good about football.

"We could have done better, but I'm happy for Galatasaray's players and the coach, who went out there in the best way possible."


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