Jose Mourinho has been approached by the Portuguese giant Benfica and more recently reported as No. 1 target of his former club Real Madrid.
The immediate past manager of Manchester United was sacked in the wake of defeat against rival – Liverpool.
It was reported by Sky Sports that the former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Manager has turned down the opportunity to become Benfica manager stating that “it is too early to return to Portuguese football at this stage of his career.”
Most recently Real Madrid want a reunion with the Portuguese coach after they regretted letting him go in the first place. The Spanish giant currently sit fifth on the La Liga table after a shocking lost yesterday at Bernabeu against Real Sociedad. They still have a lot to play for, they have the potential of still topping the La Liga table with only 18 matches played and 10 points behind the league leaders – Barcelona. They have also qualified for the Round of 16 of the Champions League and are set to play the first leg against Ajax on the 13th of February, 2019.
Despite falling out with players in Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United, Real’s President Florentino Perez believes that Mourinho is the right man to take Real Madrid to another level and change their current poor performances. He is on the brink of offering Mourinho the chance to return to the Bernabeu, five years after behind the scenes turmoil saw his first spell at the club come to an end.
Mourinho has not hidden is ambition of becoming the first manager to lift the Champions League with three different clubs and this presents yet another opportunity to achieve that.
Real Madrid have lost six matches this season and their new manager – “Santiago Solari has lost the aura of the confidence he had a couple of months ago. He was chastised by Marca last week for saying: ‘We mustn’t underestimate the draws’.” as reported by Daily Mail UK. Is he the right man for the job? Can he turn things around for the Spanish giant? All these questions will be pondered by the Real Madrid President before finalizing his appointment.