Ramon Calderon: Real Madrid wanted Jose Mourinho back

Ramon Calderon: Real Madrid wanted Jose Mourinho back


Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho was contacted about returning to the club following the sacking of Rafa Benitez earlier this week, according to ex-president Ramon Calderon.

Mourinho was fired by Chelsea in December following a run of nine defeats in 16 Premier League games that left last season’s champions flirting with relegation.

The Portuguese boss spent three years in the dugout at the Santiago Bernabeu winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey but failed in his mission to lift the Champions League. There is a sense that he has unfinished business at the club, and for that reason Real tried to lure him back.

It would have taken some work for Mourinho and certain members of the squad to patch up their differences if they had worked together again. The ex-boss fell out with a number of the players in his time, many of whom as still playing for Los Blancos including Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Calderon said: “I think it is not a secret that the current president liked Jose Mourinho very much and Perez got in touch with him before deciding to go with Zidane.”

He added: “Apparently, Mourinho did not like to come at this time of the season and Zidane was here so we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.”


  1. Roman Calderón was definitely right me has a Madrid fan I want mourinho to come back has Los blancos boss but presently now zizou was the perfect man for the job due to the set of players in team presently b’cos most of them are not side of mourinho, he’s a good coach with strict discipline some of the big boyz in the team doesn’t want to be handled like such cos during his spell has a manager in Los blancos he did a perfect job cancel the dominant of Barcelona against Madrid which the board and player of Barcelona doesn’t like… haha Madrid, salute to Perez, huge praise to zizou, most grace to mourinho