Italian journalist Tony Damascelli has revealed that José Mourinho confided in him that he will not be coaching at Real Madrid next season due to 'political reasons'.
Damascelli spoke to the Madrid boss while attending the 'Globe Soccer' conference in Dubai in December and gave details of their conversation to Italian football website 'Calcissimo'.
He said: "I spoke with Mourinho right at the end of the year in Dubai and he told me - 'It's a political issue, I cannot continue at Madrid'. I asked him what he meant by this and he said it was to do with the atmosphere created by a section of the support, a section of the club and a section of the dressing room. Then I asked him if he would like to coach at Paris Saint-Germain and he told me 'perhaps'".