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Mourinho could return to Real Madrid next week

10 March 2019

Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari criticised Isco's fitness, seemingly revealing why the midfielder has been out of favour this season. At this dinner, Seedorf spoke with Madrid president Florentino Perez and other members of the board, who were keen to ask the former Dutch worldwide if he is interested in the role.

The nightmare week has inevitably sparked calls for instant changes at the top, with Mourinho's name being chanted by Real Madrid fans at the Bernabeu Stadium after the Ajax defeat.

"The most important thing for any coach, and any team, is the next game". The writing is now on the wall for the Argentine coach and according to former Madrid president Roman Calderon, Jose Mourinho could be installed as manager by Monday. Thibaut Courtois made the headlines for different reasons after reportedly throwing an object at a photographer's vehicle, but he was able to crack a smile during Saturday's training session.

Madrid sit 12 points behind Barcelona in the league and head to Valladolid on the back of the crushing 4-1 defeat to Ajax on Tuesday.

Ramos, who was filming a documentary for Amazon during the match, responded by saying "Pay me up and I'll go". On the possibility of friction between Mourinho and Ramos, Calderon added: 'It remains to be seen what Ramos will do.

Real Madrid are presently not having a good season haven saw an end to their title challenge on all three fronts within ten days. After a shock 2-1 loss to Girona in La Liga, Solari's side were defeated twice in quick succession by arch-rivals Barcelona, ending their hopes of domestic silverware this season, while also putting La Blaugrana ahead in the all-time Clasico leaderboard for the first time in since the 1930s.

With Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes believed to be in talks to secure his client's return to Real Madrid, the discussions now revolve around the length of his contract and whether he will continue in the role beyond next summer.

Mourinho could return to Real Madrid next week