Spanish giants Real Madrid have approached Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho offering him the opportunity to take over from outgoing trainer Carlo Ancelotti following what for Los Blanco’s has been a very disappointing season.

According to the Evening Standard, the Portuguese manager shot them down, much preferring the life he has in London to the political goings on at the Santiago Bernabeu where high profile players can dictate what happens rather than the man placed in charge.

Meanwhile Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says Mourinho was just one of a number of possible candidates that Real Madrid approached over the possible vacancy.

‘The Idea is that Real will now look for another coach – that is what normally happens when Real Madrid do not win,’ said Balague.

‘Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.

‘They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interest in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho – he said no to them, of course.’