Jose Mourinho will stay on as coach of Real Madrid next season, his Portuguese compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo said on Tuesday, amid reports that the self-styled ‘Special One’ was poised to return to London to manage Chelsea.
“He is going to continue,” Ronaldo, who netted Real’s goal in last month’s 1-1 first-leg draw in Moscow, said with a smile. “He is going to continue with us.”
Mourinho responded with a terse “No” when asked if his future depended on Real winning Europe’s elite club competition, as the La Liga leaders chase a 10th European crown.
Real Madrid has paid tribute to Lionel Messi’s record five-goal show in the Champ-ions League in the 7-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen, with Ronaldo uncertain he can match the Argentine’s feat. “I’m not sure if I’m capable of one day scoring five goals. I hope I can,” he said.