Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down talk he could be set for a sensational return to Real Madrid, according to West London Sport.
The outspoken Portuguese tactician managed Los Blancos between 2010 and 2013, though did not prove to be universally popular in the Spanish capital.
Despite breaking Barcelona’s dominance of La Liga and winning the Copa Del Ray, his failure to secure the Champions League and fallings out with big players led to an acrimonious departure.
Still, in light Rafa Benitez’s continued struggles at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 52-year old had been touted as the next managerial target for the Spanish giants.
However, the ex-Inter coach has quelled reports linking him with a move back to Spain, despite the problems currently facing him with the Blues.
‘I imagine myself finishing my contract with the Chelsea. I have three-and-a-half years of my contract’, revealed the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’.
After winning the Premier League title at a relative canter last term, the Stamford Bridge outfit have endured a nightmare defence of their title and languish just two points above the relegation zone.
While relegation is not a realistic possibility, the West London club are 12 points off the top four and face a real fight even to secure Champions League football next season.