Mourinho: My future does not depend on La Decima

The Real Madrid boss has insisted that whether he stays at the club will not be affected by its pursuit of a 10th Champions League title.
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that his future at the club does not depend on whether it wins the Champions League.

The Portuguese coach has been widely linked with a summer exit from the club after a disappointing Liga campaign, but the 50-year-old Mourinho has his quest to lead the club to its 10th European title has nothing to do with his future plans.

"All teams are here to win," Mourinho said at a press conference in the build-up to Tuesday's quarterfinal second leg against Galatasaray. "My future has nothing to do with whether we win the Champions League or not."

Madrid hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg against Gala, but Mourinho went on to warn his players that the tie is not over.

"We have not won anything yet. It's true that we have a good result from the first leg, but there's still a difficult game to play," Mourinho said. "We must remain focused if we want to go through to the semi finals, the 3-0 does not guarantee anything.

"We are also preparing from a tactical point of view. I hope the message is reaching its targets. I would be quite surprised if I don't see my men ready to play a highly difficult game."

Mourinho also voiced his belief with his side would be able to deal with the raucous atmosphere in the Turk Telekom Arena.

We expect a sold-out stadium with a very intense environment tomorrow. Although the fans could be intimidating, me and my players thrive in that kind of atmosphere," Mourinho said. "My players are accustomed to these environments. We must be calm and do our job."

"If we lose 2-0 or 3-1 tomorrow, even though we will progress, I won't return home a happy man. I want my team to win."

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