Jose Mourinho to take over at Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho to take over at Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho to take over at Real Madrid

Madrid's next match is Sunday against Valladolid in the Spanish league, a competition in which it trails leader Barcelona by 12 points with 12 matches left.

He went onto label the display as "disgraceful" and that did not go down well with Sergio Ramos, who then hit back with a rant of his own.

Lopetegui was appointed on the eve of Spain's opening World Cup match during the summer, after the shock resignation of coach Zinedine Zidane.

Mourinho has seen his managerial career slip over the past four years during his time in the Premier League.

The 18 year old tore a ligament in his right leg during Madrid's 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League, which eliminated them from the competition.

Zinedine Zidane has been approached by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez about a possible return to the Santiago Bernabeu.

After Real Madrid fans chanted his named following the Ajax loss, Mourinho said, "I am proud of that, but Real Madrid have a manager".

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Calderon says former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho - who managed Real between 2010 and 2013 - is the favourite for the job, but such a move would be wrong.

"It is not to underestimate the opponent nor to think that the series is over, but in football you have to make tough decisions", added Ramos.

Solari said after the loss to Ajax he hadn't accepted the job only to surrender when things got hard, and also said he wasn't anxious about all the talk by Mourinho.

Ex-Madrid president Roman Calderon is gaining support behind the scenes and it is understood he could force a presidential election.

Jose is now the favourite to land the Real Madrid job even though there are a number of other names floating around but if the recently sacked Man United boss was to take up the job, it might be a great boost for Chelsea.

"Real Madrid", he said, "has always had more candidates than Julia Roberts".

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