Struggling Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be in line to make a dramatic return to Real Madrid next summer, former club president Ramon Calderon told talkSPORT.
The Portuguese tactician currently sees his position at Stamford Bridge coming under fire as the Premier League champions languish in 16th having suffered seven defeats in their opening 12 games (via talkSPORT).
TalkSPORT claims that Blues owner Roman Abramovic is prepared to show patience with Mourinho and will allow him the opportunity to turn their fortunes around, but that hasn’t stopped rampant speculation surfacing regarding his future.
And should Mourinho be given his marching orders, Calderon says that “you can’t rule out” seeing the manager making a return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“It’s not a secret that the current Real Madrid president has backed Mourinho many times,” he said.
“He likes him a lot and you can’t rule out seeing him again on the bench at the Bernabeu.
“I know it seems strange, but if Benitez doesn’t have a good season and Mourinho gets sacked by Chelsea, I insist you can’t rule out seeing him here again.
“I know that the president tried to have him here instead of Benitez, but Mourinho said he didn’t want it and that it wasn’t the right time to come back.
“But after two or three years I can see him here again. It happened the same with Chelsea, they sacked him but then he came back. In football that is normal.
“The current president has a lot of interest in Mourinho, he backed him a lot during his time at Madrid and Mourinho is his favourite coach.”
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