4 Dec 2012

Mourinho bats away questions over his future at Real

6:34 am on 4 December 2012

Smooth talking football manager Jose Mourinho refused to fuel media speculation surrounding his future as Real Madrid coach, but failed to nip it in the bud when questioned in the run up to the Champions League visit of Ajax.

In May Mourinho agreed a two-year contract extension with Madrid which tied him until 2016, but after breaking records to win the La Liga title last season has seen his side struggle to replicate that form this year, slipping 11 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Media reports in Madrid indicate Mourinho is planning to leave the club at the end of the season, his third in the Spanish capital.

Mourinho avoided questions and told journalists there is no story.