Real Madrid are “almost 100 percent” certain that they can bring Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu for a second spell as manager, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Santiago Solari’s future as Madrid coach looks uncertain following Tuesday’s shock Champions League elimination at the hands of Ajax, while Mourinho said this week that he would have “no problem” returning to the Spanish giants.
Mourinho was fired by the club in 2013 after a three-year stint which saw him win La Liga and the Copa del Rey but for the most part stayed in the shadow of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side.
However, it has been reported that Madrid president Florentino Perez’s opinion of the Portuguese coach has remained high since Mourinho left, after which he had times in charge of Chelsea and Manchester United.
AS reports that Perez held meetings with fellow club chiefs until 2 a.m. following the loss to Ajax, while Marca claims he considered firing Solari right after the game.
Solari, who replaced sacked Julen Lopetegui as coach of Madrid in October, has been under pressure following a dismal week which saw his side lose twice to Barcelona.
Madrid fell 3-0 at home to Barca to lose 4-1 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey semifinals before Saturday’s 1-0 league defeat against Ernesto Valverde’s side also at the Bernabeu.
Asked about Mourinho’s possible return to the Spanish capital, Solari said ahead of the Ajax game: “Mourinho? This club has always had more suitors than Julia Roberts.”
What do you think of Jose Mourinho returning to Real Madrid? What does that mean for the future of Sergio Ramos who was a loggerheads with Mourinho during the Special One’s first stint in Madrid.