Mourinho Confident Of Real Madrid Swooping In If Man United Give Him The Sack

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of Portugal (L) and his assistant Aitor Karanka.

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Jose Mourinho believes Real Madrid are desperately waiting to save him from his Manchester United nightmare.

It is no secret that the Portuguese tactician is enduring a difficult spell at Old Trafford, with arguments, bust-ups, and controversies now becoming an everyday occurrence in the red part of Manchester.

Further, his team hasn’t been performing up to the mark either, with performances as well as results being far from consistent. Qualification to the knockout stages of the UCL has been secured, but United continue to struggle in the Premier League, as they currently sit 7th in the table.

While Ed Woodward has time and again assured that Jose continues to enjoy full backing of the board, failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League could very well cost him the job – similar to the manner in which both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were sacked.

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Amid the uncertainty surrounding Mourinho’s future, the Standard have suggested that the 55-year-old tactician isn’t too worried about life post Manchester United, as he believes Real Madrid are eagerly waiting to swoop in and secure his services.

Despite having failed to depart from the Bernabeu on the best of terms, the Special One remains on good terms with club president Florentino Perez, who is supposedly eager to re-sign his ex-gaffer.

The Galacticos have already appointed their second manager post Zinedine Zidane’s spell at the club, having handed Santiago Solari a two-and-a-half year deal post the sacking of Julian Lopetegui. But Solari’s job isn’t completely assured either, which effectively brings Jose into the picture.

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The same source has quoted Ben Hayward, their Spanish Football Correspondent, as saying: “Mourinho’s tenure at Real Madrid will be remembered for the brutal battles against Barcelona.

“And although there was some success for Real in stopping Pep Guardiola’s great team in their tracks, it came at a cost, with a defensive and often dangerously aggressive style of football, constant arguments with the media, fallouts in the dressing room and plenty of bad blood.

“Perez knows all that and despite the many warning signs, he still wants to bring back the Portuguese. It is difficult to see how it could possibly end well.”

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