Ex Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has been flirting with Real Madrid in recent times, brewing reports in the process that the gaffer might become Los Blanco’s next manager.
Mourinho was at the helm of affairs in Valdebebas for three years (2010-2013) before he left the European Champions on mutual consent.
In recent comments made to Bein Sports, the Portuguese coach highlighted what it felt like returning to manag an ex football club.
“One of the greatest feelings in football for me was when I went back to Chelsea. When the fans chant your name for the second time it shows they appreciate you. It is a truly great feeling,”
He linked his return to London to a possible return in the nearest future to the Spanish Capital.
“Consequently, I would have no problem at all returning to Real Madrid, a club whose structure and ambitions are still in place.
It makes you very proud to know that a club you have already managed wants you back. I like Spain, but I do not choose a club purely based on its country’s climate”.
It would seem that Real Madrid’s exploits in the UCL is one that really interests Mourinho.
“They are the biggest club in the world, they have 13 Champions League’s to their name. If you look at what they have done in Europe over the last five years, it is nothing short of incredible.”
“They have reached seven semi-finals in seven years. Five years, four finals and four victories. It is absolutely astonishing.” He added.
The conservative manager definitely knows the problem Real Madrid has when it comes to winning league/domestic titles. A problem which he for a fact, knows how to tackle — considering he conquered the almighty Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in his second year as Real Madrid’s coach.
“If you look at their recent performance in the league — what I refer to as marathons– because you have to perform consistently from August to May, they have only managed to win two league titles in ten years.
Therefore, there is a huge gap between the success they have had in the Champions League and their lack of recent success in the league.”
Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, after he lost a crucial game to Liverpool and has since then been without a club.
During his stint as Real Madrid’s coach, he lost his dressing room due to unsettled issues with high profile members of his squad, which inevitably led to him leaving the club. It remains to be seen if Florentino Perez and his board of directors will want the “Special one” back at Real Madrid.