Real Madrid been informed by Chelsea and Arsenal that there is no chance of their managers leaving in the summer.
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger were on a managerial shortlist of seven coaches drawn up by Real president Fernando Martin, but both London clubs have ruled out the possibility of either man moving to Spain.
“Arsene Wenger has repeatedly made his position clear. He is happy here and is not planning to move,” an Arsenal spokesperson told the Evening Standard.
A Chelsea representative said: “Chelsea and Mourinho are united in an exciting and long-term project.”
Real are looking for someone to succeed Juan Lopez Caro, who was given the Bernabeu hotseat following the sacking of Wanderley Luxemburgo in December. Lopez Caro is regarded as a short-term temporary stand-in until the club finds a permanent successor to Luxemburgo
The other prospective managers were Milan’s Carlo Ancelotti, Juventus’ Fabio Capello, Marcello Lippi, coach of Italy’s national team, his English counterpart Sven-Goran Eriksson and Liverpool’s Spanish boss Rafael Benitez.
Martin said: “We are clear about the type of coach we want.
“We want one of the coaches you all know we want – Mourinho, Capello, Benitez, Wenger, Ancelotti, Lippi or Eriksson.”
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