Real Madrid plot ‘Bale + cash’ move for striker, Barcelona's 2nd signing passes medical and more La Liga news – 23rd December 2018
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Sergio Ramos on Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has lost his job at Manchester United less than a week ago. The Portuguese manager has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Boca Juniors already while rumours of Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been going about.
The possibility of a return to Real Madrid was the talking point for many media houses this week and it was no surprise when the journalists asked Los Blancos players and manager about it.
Sergio Ramos was asked what he thought of the possible return and he said, “We have had five years since Mourinho [left] and we are still talking about Mourinho. Why?”
There were reports of a fall out between Ramos and Mourinho in 2013 but the defender showed so signs of it. He heaped praise on the manager and said any club in the world would love to have him.
He said, “He is a coach of the highest level so everyone would want him. Real Madrid has won everything so we have to have respect for the coach that we have now.”
However, Ramos made sure he did not add fuel to the fire and said that the squad is behind Solari now and do not want to discuss the possibility of Mourinho's return. “We don't have Mourinho, we have (Santiago) Solari. We're going to see if we can win this title and maybe after that we will talk about Mourinho. I don't want to be part of this [rumours] game,” he said.
When asked if he would have any sort of say in Mourinho returning, Ramos claimed that he is just the captain and all these decisions are taken by the board. “You think that because I am the captain I can have a say on who becomes the coach of Real Madrid? It's a decision that I have nothing to do with,” he added.
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