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Mourinho: I will decide over my future in the summer

Mourinho uncertain over future (©GettyImages)
Mourinho uncertain over future (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says he has not made a decision over where he will be next season - and insists he won't do so until the end of the season.

Mourinho has been heavily linked with a move away from Real Madrid after a tumultuous season which has seen Los Blancos fall well short in defending their La Liga title.

They remain on course to win the Champions League however having booked a place in the semi-finals at the expense of Galatasaray last night.

Reports suggested Chelsea, Paris-Saint Germain and Manchester City were all initially interested in securing the services of the 'Special One'.

More recently it is believed Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a deal for the Portuguese boss to return to Stamford Bridge having left in 2007, but reports in Spain suggest Madrid want to keep him on after all.

Despite all the speculation however, Mourinho insists he hasn't agreed anything with another club, and is happy to bide his time before making his mind up.

"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."

Mourinho was keen to turn the attention back to football after Madrid's nervy 5-3 aggregate win over Galatasaray - a result that was only confirmed after Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his second to make it 3-2 on the night and put an to the Turkish side's revival.

The Champions League draw takes place on Friday and with Borussia Dortmund through to the next round and Juventus and Barcelona on the verge of doing the same, Mourinho says he doesn't mind who his side faces.

"The draw doesn't mean much as Borussia will be there and probably Barcelona and Bayern, three top teams who are among the best in Europe," the 50-year-old explained.

"They (semi-finals) will be two big games to enjoy and give everything in.

"I prefer to play against my friends. I have those in Paris and not in Barcelona. (However) the semi-finals are not the objective of the club and I know that."

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