Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denies contact with Real Madrid over potential return

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Jose Mourinho has denied being contacted by Real Madrid about the potential vacant managerial position at the Bernabeu, according to Spanish paper MARCA.

Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claimed on Monday that Chelsea manager Mourinho had rejected a potential return to Real to replace Carlo Ancelotti, who is not expected to survive the summer after a fruitless campaign. 

"The idea is that Real now look for another coach - that is what normally happens when Real Madrid do not win," Balague told Revista de La Liga.

"Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho. 

"They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interested in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho - he said no to them, of course."

However, MARCA claim the Chelsea boss contacted Real president Florentino Perez to congratulate him on Real Madrid's ninth Euroleague basketball title.

"I called and it is not true that he offered me the coaching job," he is quoted as saying. "The reality is that I called the president to congratulate him on the basketball title. I know what this success means for him.

"What will I do in the future? I have my contract with Chelsea for two years and plan to continue here." 

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