Shock reports from Spain claim that Jose Mourinho has been offered the Real Madrid job.
Chelsea’s manager has turned down the chance to return to the Spanish capital after he managed Real from 2010-13 and won the La Liga title in his second season at the Santiago Bernabeu before returning to manage Chelsea in 2013.
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Mourinho, 52, has already spoken of his hope to remain at Chelsea for many, many years to come but the reported interest from Real is extremely interesting.
Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed that Mourinho was offered the chance to head back to Real and take charge of the Spanish giants as club president Florention Perez reviews whether or not Carlo Ancelotti is the right man to take Madrid forward.
“The idea is that Real now look for another coach – that is what normally happens when Real Madrid do not win,” Balague said. “Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho. They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interested in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho – he said no to them, of course.”
Chelsea fans, you can exhale and relax.
However, Mr. Ancelotti may well see the writing on the wall as he failed to win a trophy in his second season in charge of Real. Despite winning the UEFA Champions League last season, Ancelotti is under severe pressure as Los Blancos lost to Juventus in the UCL semifinal this campaign and just missed out on winning the La Liga title to Barcelona who sealed the Spanish crown on Sunday.
Real demand success and will go to any length to achieve it. Let’s see what they do over the summer.