Real Madrid have approached Jose Mourinho to take over as the first-team boss, as per claims by former club president Ramon Calderon.
As quoted by Daily Mirror, Ramon Calderon has claimed that Jose Mourinho is the number one target for La Liga heavyweights Real Madrid to replace Santiago Solari. The former Los Blancos president has also added that the club are already in talks with the Portuguese tactician.
Jose Mourinho has gone through quite an intriguing managerial career since breaking through as one to look out for at FC Porto. Over the last decade and a half, the Portuguese has won every major trophy there is to win in club football, enjoying considerable amount of success with the likes of Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
His last managerial job was with Manchester United, with whom he won the Carabao Cup and the UEFA Europa League in his first campaign. But, after going trophyless in his second season, tensions started to simmer in the subsequent summer transfer window. And, after a poor start to the current campaign, Mourinho was shown the exit door at Old Trafford back in December.
But, not long after his departure from Manchester United, he was linked with a number of top jobs across Europe, including. Widespread reports have suggested that Real Madrid are in talks with the 56-year-old over the prospect of becoming their next manager, something which has now been confirmed by Ramon Calderon.
“I have no doubt Mourinho is the first option for the president. He’s been called in the last few weeks. I think there will be many chances that he will be on the bench next season.”
Real Madrid have been in a turmoil for the most part this season, apart from a brief period when they were amassing positive results. The departures of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo has left Los Blancos shortchanged on and off the pitch, and they look to be in serious need of a change.
The likeliest change ought to come in the form of the manager, with Santiago Solari leaving a lot to be desired, both tactically and in terms of man-management. Mourinho, on the other hand, knows the ins and outs of the club and is admittedly better following his experience at the Bernabeu.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has also flirted with the prospect of returning to the Real Madrid managerial hot seat (h/t Mirror), and judging by Calderon’s comments the La Liga heavyweights could well end up appointing the Portuguese manager following the end of what has been a disappointing season.