Jose Mourinho Responds To Speculation Of Return To Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho Responds To Speculation Of Return To Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho Responds To Speculation Of Return To Real Madrid

Now he's had his say on a potential return to Real Madrid.

"Jose is one of the greatest football managers of all time, and we hope that his expert analysis and charismatic personality will be enjoyed by our millions of viewers", a beIN spokesman said in a statement.

And it sounds like it could get even better for United should Real re-hire Mourinho, because doing so would trigger a clause in the 55-year-old's previous contract.

Mourinho, who was sacked by United last month after two-and-a-half years in charge, told Correio da Manha he has no intention of coaching in his native Portugal for the time being.

Mourinho began his coaching career in 2000 at Benfica but was in charge for only nine games before spells at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

"Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush".

"It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been, but I'm talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else".

Now that he is unemployed again, Mourinho has been repeatedly linked with a number of high-profile jobs.

The amount United would be entitled to is £10m, which Real will have to fork over if they make Mourinho their manager before December 18, 2019.

However, Real president Florentino Perez remains a fan and with the club 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barca and outside the Champions League places pressure is mounting on Solari, who could be relieved of his duties before his contract expires at the end of the season.

But Mourinho has refused to speak out on his exit from Old Trafford and, despite not being directly asked about his United departure, added: "I always learned that when you leave a club, you do not talk".

It was never going to be an easy season after both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left but Julen Lopetegui had a nightmare time before being replaced by Santiago Solari.

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