Real Madrid Fans Vote For Jose Mourinho To Replace Zinedine Zidane As Manager
Real Madrid fans have voted for Jose Mourinho to replace Zinedine Zidane as their manager in a recent poll.
Marca posted a poll to their readers with candidates to replace Zidane should he get the axe.
Mourinho topped the poll with a whopping 44%.
Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri came second in the poll with 23%.
In third came club legend Raul who picked up 21%.
Just 12% of supporters voted for anyone that wasn't those three.
Zidane's return to the Bernabeu hasn't gone ideally.
The end of last season was seen as a free hit following a shambolic Champions League exit to Ajax under former boss Santiago Solari.
Zidane was heavily backed in the summer with Madrid spending over €300 million on new players including Eden Hazard.
Despite the amount of money spent, Madrid's fortunes haven't improved.
They've only won two of their opening four La Liga games and are third in the table.
The big talking point however is the 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.
The Champions League was Zidane's specialist competition in his first stint as boss so this loss has sounded alarm bells.
It is surprising that Madrid fans are excited at the prospect of a Mourinho return considering the way he left six years ago.
When questioned recently, Jose attempted to distance himself from the potential of a second stint in the Spanish capital.
Mourinho recently told Deportes Cuatro, per Marca,
"I wouldn't like to train Real Madrid because they already have a coach.
"That's it. You can't train a team who already have a coach."
The 56-year-old has been out of management since being sacked by Manchester United in December.
He has also been mooted as favourite to replace Zidane with the bookies.
According to Oddschecker, selected bookies have dropped odds from 7/4 to 6/5 for Mourinho to return to La Liga.
His relationship with Florentino Perez is well known, with Mourinho being held in high regard by the club president.
'The Special One' won La Liga in 2012 to take the title away from Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in the midst of their dominance and has remained in Perez's heart since.
Mourinho has teased fans with a return to management recently by stating he is learning German at the moment.
José Mourinho : "I'm learning German. Why this language ? Because I can already speak five and who knows, I may work one day in Germany or meet a German club in the Champions League with another club, so I can speak a few words in the local language". [Deportes Cuatro] pic.twitter.com/RmC8mYORHB
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Pressure has been building on Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac so perhaps a journey to Germany could be next on Mourinho's CV.
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