Real Madrid have not made any contacts with Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho as of yet, after being linked with the Portuguese head coach.
According to the latest insight from Sportwitness, Spanish giants Real Madrid are yet to establish any contact with Jose Mourinho over their vacant managerial position. Spanish outlet OK Diario claimed that the Manchester United boss has been identified as a potential candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane at Madrid, following his shock exit at the end of last month.
Zidane’s departure from the Bernabeu, shortly after their 13th European triumph, has left Los Blancos stuttering to find his designated successor.
In fact, La Liga giants have already been linked with moves for a host of talented managers in the likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp. Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri are other names thrown into the list, as they look for a viable successor for the Frenchman this summer.
However, a move for Jose Mourinho could come up as a huge surprise considering the fact that his last venture with the Spanish giants didn’t exactly go according to the script.
Even though Mourinho enjoyed his most successful time as a football manager at Real Madrid, harnessing an impressive 2.3 points per game ratio, a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League semi-final convinced the board that he wasn’t the right man to bring the club forward.
He was sacked at the end of the season, despite coming back strongly in the second leg, winning 2-0 against Dortmund.
During his three year stint with Real Madrid, Mourinho guided them to a La Liga title and a Copa Del Rey whilst being voted as the Manager of the Year in 2011.
Currently plying his trade at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho is adamant on sealing his first league triumph with the Red Devils. The Portuguese mastermind was the brains behind United’s impressive 16/17 season, where they secured two trophies, winning both the FA Cup as well as the Europa League.
However, not winning the Premier League could put a massive dent in his portfolio. Therefore, a move out of Old Trafford this summer is very unlikely, especially considering the fact that the 55-year-old has now managed to bring an identity into this team and are finally ready to pose a strong threat for the title next season.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have also transformed into a completely different side when compared to their 2012/13 edition. Following their unprecedented success under Zinedine Zidane, Los Blancos have set a high standard, when it comes to picking a replacement for the Frenchman.
Jose Mourinho, who is famous for his defence oriented tactics, is not a direct replacement for Zidane either, meaning a move for the Manchester United head coach would be a bold decision from the Spanish giants. The 55-year-old signed a new contract with the Red Devils in January, which will keep him at the club until 2020, quite evidently suggesting the fact that he’s not ready to leave the Premier League at the moment.