Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid Return Blocked Because Of Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho must be itching without a job, as alongside Zinedine Zidane, he is currently a highly qualified gaffer without a club to ply his trade at.

The Portuguese gaffer has been ousted from Manchester United quite effectively, with the perfect reign of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far further ensuring that his largely ineffective tactics have been forgotten.

However, his follies at Old Trafford haven’t wiped out his resume, and Mourinho has still been receiving numerous requests from clubs, as per reports. The Benfica gig was allegedly offered to him, with other names also believed to be eager for his signature.

However, the name that has been undeniably linked to him is that of Real Madrid, with a return to his former chomping grounds being touted since before he was sacked.

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Los Blancos could certainly do with Mourinho’s style yet again, with the La Liga giants having seen a miserable spell under Julen Lopetegui, leading to his sacking, while Santiago Solari hasn’t exactly been the most successful replacement either.

Now, The Sun reports that Madrid are eager for Mourinho to return to the club, with President Florentino Perez maintaining a good relationship with the gaffer. However, there is one problem in the deal going through immediately.

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The report claims that Mourinho’s pay-off settlement with United hasn’t been cleared yet. Being terminated of his job less than a year after signing a new deal meant that the Old Trafford outfit had to pay the gaffer with a severance package amounting to £15 million.

It is being reported that Mourinho’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has requested a meeting with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward with the intention of sorting out these final details.

As of such, until that saga is fully dusted and the technicalities handled, Madrid can’t as of yet appoint Mourinho as their manager.