Real Madrid call press conference as speculation over Mourinho future grows

Reports suggest Mourinho could be heading back to England. Photo: PA

Real Madrid have called a press conference for this evening amid growing speculation over the future of coach Jose Mourinho.

Madrid president Florentino Perez will speak to the media at 2000 local time at the club's Bernabeu stadium, the Spanish giants have announced in a statement on their website.

Madrid have not given any details regarding the subject of the press conference but the future of Mourinho has dominated Spanish media since Real's Copa del Rey final loss to Atletico Madrid on Friday night.

Mourinho, who last summer signed a contract extension with Madrid tying him to the club until 2016, has been closely linked with a move back to former club Chelsea.

The 50-year-old Portuguese has helped Madrid claim three trophies during his three years at the Bernabeu, winning the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Spanish Supercopa.

However, they failed to defend their league title this season, surrendering it to arch rivals Barcelona, and suffered further disappointment with their cup final defeat to Atletico - their first loss to their neighbours in 14 years.

During Mourinho's tenure, Madrid also suffered three successive semi-final exits in the Champions League - a competition the club have been desperate to win since their ninth and last triumph in 2002.