Anzhi Makhachkala defender Roberto Carlos says Jose Mourinho confessed to him that he will stay at Real Madrid after the end of the season.
Mourinho stated in December that he wished to return to the Premier League in 'a couple of years' and admitted that England was his 'passion' in football.
Reports in Spain have suggested that Mourinho is keen to cut short his stay at Madrid after receiving whistles from the club's fans in the wake of the Copa del Rey exit at the hands of Barcelona.
However, Roberto Carlos, whose club Anzhi have long been credited with an interest in Mourinho, says the Portuguese coach will not step down in the summer.
"He told me he has a running contract and that he will stay," Roberto Carlos told Canal Plus. "I told him that if he changed his mind, Anzhi would be waiting for him with open arms.
"He is the best coach in the world."
The 38-year-old left-back stepped onto the Santiago Bernabeu pitch ahead of Madrid's 4-2 victory against Levante to receive an award for his 11-year spell at the club.
"It is always a pride to return to the Bernabeu," Roberto Carlos continued.
"Everything seems to be in place in La Liga and in the Champions League: let us forget about Barca and we will win important titles again.
"I like this team's character, no matter how hard things get, and its winning spirit. This team will make history."