Perez to go public on Real coach issue

Real Madrid have announced a board meeting for Wednesday night,

after which president Florentino Perez will hold a press


Madrid gave no further details but it is expected that Perez

will talk about the coaching situation at the Spanish giants, with

Jose Mourinho strongly linked with the job.

Manuel Pellegrini is currently the coach of Real but he has

found himself under intense pressure after failing to win a trophy

in his first season in charge.

Widespread speculation over the last few weeks suggests that

Pellegrini will be replaced by Mourinho, who this season led Inter

Milan to an unprecedented treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and

Champions League titles.

The Madrid board meeting will begin at 1830 local time and the

press conference is scheduled to start at 1930 at the Bernabeu.