Sergio Ramos To 'Push For For Real Madrid Exit' If Jose Mourinho Is Re-Appointed Manager
There are strong reports indicating that Jose Mourinho will return to Real Madrid for a second spell but it could spark the end of captain Sergio Ramos' stint in the Spanish capital.
Ramos won three trophies during his time playing under Mourinho at Los Blancos between 2010 and 2013 but the pair had a tempestuous relationship.
And Pete Jenson of the Daily Mail says that Ramos has threatened to leave the club if the Portuguese replaces Santiago Solari at the Bernabeu.
The report adds that the Spain international has already voiced his displeasure to Florentino Perez, with Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Marcelo also among those to be unhappy with plans to re-appoint 'the Special One'.
Ramos will have one year remaining on his contract when the summer transfer window and has already told Perez he is more than happy to leave the club after nearly 14 years in Madrid.
Having watched the 4-1 Champions League round of 16 second leg humiliation at the hands of ajax, the 32-year old made his way down to the dressing room after the game and had a "heated exchange" with the president, as per AS and MARCA.
Fuming with how the holders had been embarrassed on their own turf, Perez is said to have told the players that they were to blame for the mess Real find themselves in.
However, Ramos was quick to reply that the squad had stressed the needed of signing a striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo's goals in the summer.
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He also told Perez that it isn't just the players at fault and Perez ended up threatening to get rid of the Spaniard as things escalated.
Then, Ramos is reported to have said, "Pay me up and I'll go," continuing and saying: "I've given everything and busted a gut for this badge, for this club and even for you."
Speculation of Mourinho coming back into the hotseat at Real has been rife since he was dismissed by Manchester United in December and Ramos immediately stressed he wasn't thinking about a reunion.
"People need to show more respect to the coach we have now," he said (via BBC Sport).
"Mourinho left us five years ago, yet everyone keeps talking about him."
If he does want out, Ramos will not be short of suitors despite his age and there are already reports that Juventus are looking to capitalise on his situation by swooping for him in the summer.
If a move does come off, it means Ramos would be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 21 goals for Juve since making the switch from Real in the summer.