By FOX Sports Staff
Speculation on Mourinho's future in the Spanish capital reached a new high following claims made by Canillas president Manuel Alvarez that the Portuguese had told him he won't be at the Bernabeu next season.
Mourinho's son plays for Canillas and the Real manager is said to enjoy a close relationship with its president, and he has also frequented the club to offer technical advice to coaching staff there.
"Mourinho told us a few days ago that he won't be able to give a talk to our coaches next year, because he won't be here. If Mourinho leaves, it will be a great loss for Spanish football," Alvarez had said.
The comments predictably sent the media machine into overdrive with reports linking the world renowned manager to multiple clubs across Europe from Chelsea to Monaco.
The news also did not go unnoticed by former Real players like Figo, who maintain hope last season's La Liga champions can keep their manager.
"You'll have to ask him is he's going to stay or not, I don't speak for others, I'm not at the club," Figo told Marca.
"We'll have to wait and see what happens. Real Madrid has an illustrious history and that won't change if he leaves.
"Everybody hopes that he stays".
Meanwhile, Alvarez told Radio Marca on Thursday he was sorry his comments had caused so much fuss at a time when Real are looking to stay sharp and focused on adding a 10th European Cup title to their trophy cabinet.
"I hope Mourinho forgives me and is not angry," he said.
"I want him and his players to be happy. I hope I'm wrong and he stays at Madrid."
In La Liga, second-placed Real Madrid host Real Betis on Saturday as they attempt to keep ahead of city rivals Atletico, who travel to Sevilla on Sunday.