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Jose Mourinho’s return to Real Madrid will shatter an already splintered squad with several senior players saying privately they will leave in the summer if he arrives.

Captain Sergio Ramos fought with Mourinho when he coached the club between 2010-2013 and has already taken on President Florentino Perez over plans to bring him back.

Ramos will push for a move this summer when he will be one year from the end of his contract.

Despite the fact that Mourinho courted Gareth Bale in 2017 when he was at Manchester United the Welshman is another believed not to welcome the managerial change.

Sergio Ramos and Florentino Perez clashed in an angry exchange after Real Madrid’s humiliating defeat by Ajax on Tuesday with the captain telling his president: ‘Pay me up and I’ll leave’.

The story broken by Diario AS in Spain and confirmed by Sportsmail, suggests the aftershock of Madrid’s defeat by Ajax are still being felt.

It comes amid suggestions that Florentino Perez is meeting with his right-hand man Jose Angel Sanchez to rethink the decision made on Tuesday night not to fire Santiago Solari.

Is Jose Mourinho Heading Back To Madrid?

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.

Solari Insists He Won’t Quit Real Madrid

Santiago Solari said he would not walk away from the Real Madrid job after his team were knocked out of the Champions League.

‘We’re sad and we’re annoyed,’ said the beleaguered manager after seeing his side thrashed 4-1 at home by Ajax, a result which saw them exit the competition 5-3 on aggregate.

‘We did all we could but it was not enough.

‘I’m here to work. We have to be professional and come back to work tomorrow. I have not come here to take on such a difficult moment at the club to then give up.’

It has been a nightmare week for Real Madrid fans. A week ago, bitter rivals Barcelona beat them 3-0 at the Bernabéu to knock them out of the Copa del Rey.

Then on Saturday, Barcelona returned to Madrid to beat Real 1-0 at the Bernabéu to end any hope that
the Madridista’s had of winning a domestic trophy this season.

Unbelievably those defeats were not the worse ones that Real would suffer as Ajax stunned 13-time European champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to progress from a Champions League knockout tie for the first time in 22 years.

The treatment of Gareth Bale by Real Madrid fans is “nothing short of a disgrace”, according to his agent.

Sections of the Bernabeu jeered the Wales forward when he was substituted after 61 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Barcelona.

“This generation of Real fans will be talking about Gareth’s goals for years to come,” said the 29-year-old’s representative, Jonathan Barnett.

“They should be ashamed of themselves. Those fans should be kissing his feet.”

Bale joined Real from Tottenham in 2013 for £85m and has won four Champions Leagues and one La Liga title with the Spanish club.

Barcelona recorded a second Clasico victory in four days over on Saturday, and the Spanish press believe it put an end to Real Madrid’s title hopes.

Ivan Rakitic’s first-half strike gave the Catalan club all three points at the Bernabeu, sending Barca 10 points clear at the top of the La Liga table.

The result also saw Santiago Solari’s men fall 12 points behind Barca, failing to close the gap on second-placed city rivals Atletico Madrid.

The papers in Spain were critical of Los Blancos, with AS leading with a headline of ‘Madrid surrenders’.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde refused to write off Real Madrid’s La Liga challenge despite his side tightening their grip at the top of the table following a 1-0 El Clasico win at the Bernabeu.

Ivan Rakitic’s fine first-half goal proved enough to give Valverde’s men a second victory over their rivals in the space of four days, having comfortably come through their Copa Del Rey semi-final clash.

Tempers almost boiled over late in the first half when Lionel Messi looked to have been caught by a stray arm from Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos.

Barcelona Beat Real Madrid In Copa del Rey

Luis Suarez destroyed Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to put his team in the Copa del Rey final and leave their great rival’s domestic season once again in tatters.

They may have held the Champions League for 1,000 days but there have been few home comforts over recent years. They will be watching this season’s cup final on television and if Barcelona beat them again on Saturday they will be 12 points behind them in the league.

Suarez did the damage. His nickname at the club is Gordo – ‘fat’. It’s an affectionate reference to his stocky build. Whenever his touch is off the critics suggest he should lose a few pounds.

Copa del Rey Final: Valencia v Barcelona

The Copa del Rey final between Valencia and Barcelona, will be held at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, the home of Real Betis.

The final is bitter sweet for Valencia who wanted to mark the 100-year anniversary of their foundation by hosting the final, but the Spanish FA decided not to use Valencia’s Mestalla stadium.

It will be the first time the Estadio Benito Villamarin has hosted the Copa del Rey final and, with a capacity of 60,000 fans, it meets the 50,000 required to host the match.