Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could return to the Santiago Bernabeu soon adding that Rafa Benitez was only fourth choice for the European giants.
Despite his own believe that he’s something special, Mourinho has seen his side slump to five defeats in 10 league games this season, leaving them in a less-than-special 15th in the table. As usual, Mourinho has blamed everyone other than himself for the defeats – from his players, referees and even his medical team – one of whom has left the club and is now suing for constructive dismissal.
But Mourinho, who failed to win the Champions League in his three years at Madrid between 2010 and 2013, is still highly regarded by current Los Blancos president Florentino Perez, Calderon says.
Speaking to beIN Sports, Calderon revealed Mourinho was above Benitez in the list of targets to replace Carlo Ancelotti in the summer. He added that German duo Jurgen Klopp and Joachim Lowe also turn down the Santiago Bernabeu side.
“You know in football the results are very important. Chelsea is in a situation that is not usual for them and I don’t know what [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich will be thinking about that. This situation was lived by both of them a few years ago and he decided to sack him,” he said.
And he added: “If he is not any more in Chelsea, I think Perez will be really willing to bring him back to Real Madrid.”