In what would be a sensational turn of events, Spanish and English media suggest that the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho could make a return to Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Despite interest from Manchester United, former Inter and Chelsea boss is reluctant to take on a job that does not guarantees Champions League football at this moment and is reportedly set to be offered a chance to return to Madrid.
What is more, Manchester United still remain undecided on the matter of replacing Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, who could still be given the opportunity to lead the team next season.
Red Devils executive Ed Woodwad is believed to be highly keen to hold on to Louis van Gaal as Dutchman’s departure would bring more pressure on his own role at the head of the club’s football operations.
Van Gal has been rather unpopular among fans this season, but his reputation has been significantly improved with the introduction of a couple of young guns to the first team at Old Trafford.
The stellar emergence of Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah is believed to have bought Louis van Gaal some more time and Jose Mourinho is now considering his options.
The Independent is reporting that Real Madrid president Florelntino Perez got in contact with Jose Mourinho’s representatives in order to test the waters before making an official approach to resign the Special One.
Perez failed in his effort to re-hire Mourinho in January after the dismissal of Rafa Benitez when Real Madrid offer was rebuffed due to an ongoing flirt with Manchester United.
Mourinho’s link with a return to Santiago Bernabeu are not surprising despite the turbulent and emotional farewell in 2013.
And with Real Madrid’s Champions League bid seriously dented by the 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg, Florentino Perez is getting more convinced that a move for an experienced manager is the priority.
Having been ruled out of the La Liga title race, Los Blancos only have Champions League to salvage their season with.
Real Madrid are standing at 2.04 (24/23) @Unibet to qualify for the Champions League semi-final despite the set-back in the first leg at Wolfsburg.
Zinedine Zidane is faced with a stern test as Mourinho’s shadow looms over him.