Jose Mourinho A Shock Candidate To Replace Zinedine Zidane At Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho has reportedly been lined up to replace Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane should the Frenchman leave his role.
Despite being backed with a €300 million war chest and signing stars such as Eden Hazard, Madrid still seem stuck in a rut.
Zidane returned to the club in March and Los Blancos ended 18/19 poorly and drew with Real Valladolid yesterday.
It's already being reported by Diaro Sport per Football-Espana that infamous club president Florentino Perez is keeping the option of Jose Mourinho returning to the dugout open.
Mourinho was the only Real Madrid manager to win La Liga during Barcelona's dominance under former coach Pep Guardiola.
That accolade is what keeps Perez thinking Mourinho could be the man to turn to should Zidane go.
Zidane himself has shown signs of frustration since his return, with the Gareth Bale transfer saga being a key area of dispute.
He has also begun to use James Rodriguez this season, a player he let leave on an 2 year loan deal to Bayern Munich back in 2017.
Furthermore, his criticism of young Brazilian Vinicius Jr yesterday didn't sit well with many.
Zidane preferring not to comment on Vinicius' performance.
- Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) August 24, 2019
When asked about the teenagers performance, Zidane stated that he would rather not comment.
Injury to Eden Hazard has halted their record signing from playing in La Liga so far and Luka Jovic has reportedly failed to impress and could still even go out on loan.
It isn't beyond the realm of possibility that Zidane decides to walk away from the role.
He left his first stint as coach after winning his third consecutive Champions League in 2018, in a move that shocked the footballing world.
Should he grow dissatisfied in his second spell the 47 year-old could call time again.
Former Manchester United manager Mourinho has been out of work since getting sacked by the Red Devils in December.
He's reportedly turned down a slew of job offers and is waiting for the right opportunity to come up.
Perhaps it could be back at the Bernabeu.
He's currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports.
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