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Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to return to Real Madrid 'within days'.
After a horrendous run of results, including not one but TWO El Clasico defeats and a 4-1 Champions League round of 16 hiding dished out by Ajax, Santiago Solari looks set to relieved of his duties.
The Argentine manager had initially steadied the ship following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in October.
But they're 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and out of the Champions League, it looks as though he will become the second Real Madrid boss to be dismissed in a matter of months.
And in case you thought I was kidding about Real Madrid fans chanting that they want Mourinho, here you go: #ElClasico pic.twitter.com/DZ05gCmRti
- Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) March 2, 2019
The former Real Castilla boss and former player is expected to be in charge for the trip to Real Valladolid yet is to be given his marching orders after that.
Reports from both Spanish TV station Tele Madrid and Goal say that Mourinho is set to take the reins until the end of the season.
And fresh reports from Guardian claim his return is imminent.
José Mourinho predicted to be back at Real Madrid within days https://t.co/pUzDGuuF5s
- The Guardian (@guardian) March 9, 2019
It will be the first management job for Mourinho since his Manchester United sacking in December, though he is not expected to be coming in on a full-time basis as he did in his first spell, where he won three trophies.
That's because they still harbour hopes that Zinedine Zidane will come back to the club and save them from the mess they find themselves in.
The 13-time European champions apparently came calling for the Frenchman, winner of an unprecedented three Champions Leagues in a row with Real as manager, but he doesn't fancy returning just yet.
However, it could be a different response in June at the end of the season.
"I know that this morning the president [Florentino Perez] called Zidane to ask him back, he said not now," former Real president Ramon Calderon told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"He has left open the possibility of coming back in June."
Would bringing Mourinho back to Real Madrid be the right call?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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