Real Madrid ‘have sounded out Jose Mourinho about a return’

Real Madrid ‘have sounded out Jose Mourinho about a return’


Real Madrid have sounded out Jose Mourinho about a potential return to the club, according to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague.

The Sky Sports journalist told Revista de La Liga that the Los Blancos directors have sounded out four potential candidates – with Mourinho likely to be the most controversial among Madrid fans.

Other candidates who have been contacted by the club about potentially replacing Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the campaign include Jurgen Klopp, Rafa Benitez, and Julen Lopetegui.

Balague, a highly regarded journalist in England and Spain, said: “The idea is that Real now look for another coach. That is what normally happens when Real Madrid do not win. Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.

“They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interested in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho – he said no to them, of course. Out of those four, Rafa is favoured by some but not others. Mourinho is favoured by some and not by others and Lopetegui is deemed as something for the future, but they have sounded out all of them.”

Mourinho spent three years in the Spanish capital but failed in his mission to win the Champions League for the club, even though he thinks he has something special about him. He also fell out with a number of his players, opponents and authorities during his time at the club.

Click here to see the video of Guillem Balague discussing the managerial candidates.