Jose Mourinho Looking To Replace Zinedine Zidane At Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho (L) and former French player Zinedine Zidane.

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More than one ardent supporter of football misses the sight of Jose Mourinho at the touchline. The gaffer, although the subject of a poor Manchester United tenure towards the end, is still a tactical genius.

The manner in which he turned around games with giants and engineered defensive chokeholds once a lead was attained is a sight that is often lost in today’s fast-paced football.

While the inputs he has been giving as a pundit at Sky Sports are nevertheless delightful, his comments makes one miss his managerial stints even further.

However, that wish could be fulfilled soon.

According to AS, Jose Mourinho is holding on the possibility of joining Real Madrid yet again. The former Chelsea and Madrid gaffer has reportedly said no to multiple other job opportunities in the hopes that Los Blancos could seek his services once more.

The report claims that the Portuguese tactician will wait until January and is closely observing the developments at the Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane’s return to management hasn’t been rosy in the slightest with the Frenchman struggling to retain the mojo that powered Madrid’s European conquests in the recent past.

Prior reports had even suggested that Zidane himself was mulling over a potential exit as a result of failing to sign Paul Pogba this summer.

This is despite the Spanish giants splashing enormous amounts of cash on signings such as Eden Hazard.

Mourinho’s last tenure with Madrid was a conflicted one riddled with clashes with the players and the gaffer’s own frustration at failing to deliver the then elusive tenth Champions League title.

However, this break seems to have shown Mourinho just how much he misses the action and thrill of weekly football. It goes without saying that the manager still has something left in him and a club like Madrid ought to be the perfect destination to try and reignite that brilliance.