Real Madrid are reportedly keen on bringing former manager Jose Mourinho back to the club next summer, according to The Sun.
Madrid president Florentino Perez still rates Mourinho as one of the best manager’s in the world, and is eyeing him up as a replacement for the under fire Rafa Benitez.
Spanish rivals Valencia are also keen on landing Mourinho’s signature at the end of the season, but Real will almost certainly be favourites if it comes down to the wire.
The 52-year-old left Madrid in 2013 after a trophy-less season and his three years at the Bernabeu saw him fall out with a number of high profile players and managers.
But despite that, his relationship with Perez has remained strong, and the president had previously insisted that he never wanted to let the Portuguese tactician go.
“If Florentino could have Jose back without any trouble, he’d do it tomorrow,” a source close to the La Liga giants said.
“We are not at that stage yet.
“But it is true that they are in regular contact and their relationship goes way beyond the professional. They are friends.”
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