Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will leave at the end of the season after three years at the Spanish club, paving the way for his expected return to Chelsea.
The 50-year-old Portuguese coach has two remaining matches of a season that will end on June 1 without Madrid winning a trophy.
President Florentino Perez announced at a news conference on Monday that a mutual agreement was struck to ''finish the contract'' after a board meeting earlier in the day.
Mourinho will leave having won only a single Spanish league title - sandwiched between four Barcelona successes, including one this season - and two domestic cups. That league title in 2012 may have brought a record 100 points, but he notably failed to deliver the club's 10th European Cup.
Mourinho is about to leave Mardid without ''any pre-contract'' for a replacement, according to Perez.
''After three years we both agreed this was the correct moment to finish,'' Perez said. &...