Jose Mourinho could be sacked before the end of the season, reports in Spain have suggested.
Madrid-based sports paper Marca and El Mundo Deportivo both claim the Portuguese boss could be dismissed in the coming days following a turbulent season at the Bernabeu.
Friday’s defeat in the Copa del Rey final to city rivals Atletico means Los Blancos will end the season with no major trophy in the cabinet
That, along with the fact the Mourinho has fallen out with a number of players in the squad, could see president Florentino Perez take the decision to get rid of him.
According to the papers, Mourinho, hotly tipped to return to Chelsea, is only on speaking terms with three players in the squad – and Cristiano Ronaldo is not one of them.
The Real Madrid directors are due to meet on Monday when a decision on Mourinho’s future could be made.