Real Madrid news: Jose Mourinho reportedly has two demands before considering return to Bernabeu
What's the rumour?
Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly put forward two demands before he considers making a sensational return to his old club.
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Mourinho had previously managed the Los Blancos side between 2010 and 2013, winning a La Liga title and a Copa del Rey crown during the stint. He then moved away to the Premier League where he managed Chelsea and most recently Manchester United.
The 55-year-old was sacked as United boss last month following a dismal run of results and reported feuds with players.
Real Madrid, who are under transition themselves, are yet to get back to where they once were. Under Santiago Solari the club has witnessed improvement from Julen Lopetegui's horrific run, but they still lack the confidence and prowess that they previously possessed.
The heart of the matter
Despite his troublesome departure from the Bernabeu, reports are rife of Real Madrid's interest to bring the Portuguese manager back to resolve the team's problems. Mourinho is reportedly very interested, having also turned down the chance to coach Benfica recently.
According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar, Mourinho has told club president Florentino Perez about two things that will help him make a return.
In a tweet, Aguilar revealed that the former United boss has asked for reinforcements in two particular areas: the centre of defence and in front of goal.
The translated tweet reads, "Jose Mourinho, who has just put Benfica out, has told Florentino Perez that if it is for him, he has no problems in taking charge of the team now. Of course, he asks for reinforcements, especially in the center of defense and a goalscorer."
Since departing Old Trafford, Mourinho has been spotted in his hometown and was also seen watching Vitoria de Setubal host Santa Clara recently.
The Mirror is reporting that Real Madrid are willing to stick with Solari, who has won 11 of his 15 league games, so it remains to be seen whether the club has genuine interest to bring Mourinho back.