Ex-Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero says he believes Jose Mourinho will return to the club some day.
The 28-year-old, who returns to the Santiago Bernabeu with current club Real Sociedad today, played for three seasons for Los Blancos and two of those were under Mourinho. He was one of the few players the Portuguese did not fall out with and often defended his boss.
Mourinho has been linked with return to the Spanish capital in the wake of his sacking from Chelsea. He oversaw nine defeats in sixteen league games which prompted Roman Abramovich to get rid of him.
Having failed to win the Champions League the first time round, Granero told Marca that Mourinho has unfinished business in Spain.
He stated: “It is natural that a world-class coach is linked with a club on the same level. Mourinho and Madrid have been united once, and I am convinced they will be again. And that it will be good for both.”
But he said the club should stick with Rafa Benitez for now. The boss is under huge pressure at the moment with reports says a bad result this week could be the end of his tenure.
He commented: “We must stay away from speculation around the opponent. In my opinion, he is a coach who has the confidence of the club and must be given time. We are midway through the season and judgements are made at the end.”