Jose Mourinho Responds To Speculation Of Return To Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho Responds To Speculation Of Return To Real Madrid

Nearly as soon as Jose took his marching orders from Old Trafford last month the former Manchester United boss has been linked with a return to Real.

"Jose is one of the greatest football managers of all time, and we hope that his expert analysis and charismatic personality will be enjoyed by our millions of viewers".

His record speaks for itself and various new job opportunities have been mooted since he became available to take charge at a new club.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December after a frankly dismal start to the season (well, first half essentially) that saw the club languish an enormous 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

The fee reflects the slightly-less-than two years Mourinho had remaining on his contract, an improved deal which had been agreed a year ago.

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he never planned taking up any job in Portugal at the moment.

Manager Santiago Solari is under huge pressure, having replaced Julen Lopetegui in the Spanish capital at the end of October.

Real Madrid, who the Portuguese coached from 2010-2013, have been heavily linked with a move to bring Mourinho back to the Bernabeu.

Solari was initially instated until the end of the season following a heavy 5-1 defeat to Barcelona, but Real fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad at the weekend to leave them fifth in the table - and outside the Champions League places.

Reports in Portugal last week stated that the Lisbon club were keen on offering Mourinho a return to management.

Since the ex Chelsea coach was dismissed at Manchester United, he has been linked with many top European clubs.

He said on the prospect of returning: "They are things that are said and I will not feed".

Wary of missing out on the tournament next season, it's been rumoured that Real will look to the Portuguese - a former manager of Los Blancos, of course - in the coming weeks or months to attempt to steady the ship.