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Jose Mourinho could return to Real Madrid next week – Ramon Calderon

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The Dutch side returned strongly in the second leg to defeat Madrid 4-1, eliminating them from the Champions League as well.

Dejection following a black week with Cup and Champions League elimination: "Yes, we're down that's true after these eliminations and with the league being nearly impossible, I guess that's the way football is".

And two other veterans from Mourinho's last spell in charge, Marcelo and Karim Benzema have also opposed the idea.

The report added that Sergio Ramos grew exhausted of Mourinho publicly criticizing him and being singled out for poor performances during his first stint at the club.

When presenter Andy Gray said Real were "still an iconic club", Mourinho replied: "They are THE iconic club". We have to continue and wait to win the 11 games we have left and enjoy football, which is the most important thing. "The only moment where I had this feeling was with Chelsea, not with Real Madrid".

Mourinho has a previous experience with Real Madrid, having coached them between 2010 and 2013.

Sergio Ramos did not enjoy a great relationship with Mourinho during the Portuguese's first spell in Madrid
Sergio Ramos did not enjoy a great relationship with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s first spell in Madrid

Solari may cling on until the end of the season, but it's also possible he could be sacked next week and failure to win on Sunday will certainly provoke his immediate exit.

For the Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, one positive from these setbacks is that they may give him the authority to completely overhaul the team as he wishes. Solari would not comment on whether his job was in danger, but he made it clear that no coach can expect to stay at the 13-times European champions for long.

Speaking at his press conference, which he was 80 minutes late too, causing some to speculate that he held a meeting with senior players following an argument between Perez and club captain Sergio Ramos.

The lack of a tangible goal for the remainder of the campaign has made it hard for the former Castilla coach to motivate the group as a whole, and the fact he has fallen out with a significant number of players has only served to make his job even more challenging.

"It's hard because things are not going well for us, but Solari is our coach and we have to be behind him".

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