Real Madrid transfer news: Real Madrid tp wrap up Barcelona target for €60 million, no City interest for Isco and more - January 15, 2019
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#4 Mourinho has Madrid offer
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter believes that there is a possibility for Jose Mourinho to return to Real Madrid. The former Manchester United manager has been linked as a replacement for Solari at the end of the season.
And Hunter thinks that now would be a better time for the Portuguese to take over the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu than it was back in 2010. His reasoning is that Barcelona’s current team isn’t as strong as the one under Pep Guardiola.
"If you want to be calculating, as Jose Mourinho certainly is, the dominant Barcelona he faced as Real Madrid manager last time has diminished somewhat with no Xavi, no Iniesta, no Puyol, no Victor Valdes,” Hunter said.
"Pique, Busquets and Messi are now five years older than when Mourinho left so therefore the attractiveness to Mourinho is.
Hunter then went on to claim that the relationship between Florentino Perez and Jose Mourinho is good, which is why there is an attractiveness towards Mourinho – something that might not have existed had someone else had been the president of Real Madrid.
"The attractiveness to Florentino Perez, who would love someone to get after a team in transition in Barcelona, you can see all of that.
"The manager Jose Mourinho proved to be in his final year at Chelsea and his last couple of years at United, I would think that'd be less attractive to Real Madrid without Florentino Perez as the president - but the two men see eye to eye.”
And while Pochettino remains the first choice for Madrid, the chance of Mourinho coming is also there.
"While there would be contenders, and I think personally Pochettino, was Florentino Perez be able to secure him, the prospect of Jose Mourinho taking over at Real Madrid in the summer is not one to be discarded. There is that possibility."