Calderon Perez wants Mourinho back at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims that Jose Mourinho is the manager his successor Florentino Perez wants to replace Julen LopeteguiPerez fired Lopetegui on Monday following a poor start to the season, which leaves Real ninth in La Liga following Sunday’s 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona.Real Madrid Castilla coach Santiago Hernan Solari will take charge of the senior team on an interim basis.Antonio Conte, whose previously managed Chelsea and Juventus, is the favourite to become the new permanent Real manager.However, with just two weeks to decide on a replacement, Calderon claims that a successor for Lopetegui has already been decided in Mourinho.The Spaniard, who was Real president between 2006 to 2009, added that Perez and Mourinho have been in contact over a possible return over the last few years.In an interview with TalkSport, Calderon admits Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino would be a good fit but added that Mourinho is the clear number one target.“For sure, he’s proving that at Tottenham, but he has a contract in force at Tottenham and I think he’s willing to stay there,” said Calderon.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“He is one of those coaches any big team would like to have on their side.“[But] I’m sure the president is thinking of Mourinho, he is always the coach he would like to have at Real, but he’s with Man United now.“Mourinho is the only coach Perez has respected up to now. He gave him all the power for the first time in his life, which was very unusual.“It’s true that he’s been in touch with Jose in the last few years trying to bring him here again, but being with Man United I think now it’s not possible.“If he leaves Manchester United I’m sure he’ll be here again.”Mourinho coached Real between 2010 to 2013 and won 128 of his 178 games in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.The Manchester United boss also won La Liga in the 2011/12 campaign along with a Copa del Rey and a Supercopa de España.last_img

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