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Does Real's Loss Mean the Exit of Mourinho?

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It took just a few seconds following Real Madrid's Champions League exit on Wednesday night for Jose Mourinho to turn on his heel, stick his hands in his pockets and walk down the tunnel of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

As gestures go, it felt entirely symbolic: the self-proclaimed Special One turning his back on not only the penalty shootout misery that had just unfolded, but, quite possibly, the two-year stint at the club that has brought him little joy.

Madrid's rousing start to the second leg of its semifinal against Bayern Munich put it in pole position to clinch a spot in the final and set up what would have been a dream showdown for Mourinho. His former club Chelsea and the owner (Roman Abramovich) who sacked him after three seasons of unprecedented success lay in...

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