Mourinho ‘expected’ to return to Real Madrid as Bernabeu fans chant his name

first_img Jose Mourinho has been tipped to take over from Santiago Solari in the summer Real Madrid are likely to appoint Jose Mourinho as their next manager at the end of the season after a disastrous campaign for current boss Santiago Solari, talkSPORT has been told.Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter says he ‘expects’ the Portuguese coach to return to the Spanish giants, who are now out of the running for a trophy this term following their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax on Tuesday.And it appears that’s who supporters want in the hotseat, after a group of Los Blancos fans were filmed chanting his name after the defeat. The history-making Real Madrid team have been dumped out of the Champions League 3 Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked with the job and is thought to be Real Madrid’s top target, but Hunter believes it will practically impossible to tempt him away from Tottenham.Instead, he says the capital club will give Mourinho a second chance in the Bernabeu dugout.Solari will take the hit, but he’s not to blame for Real’s demise“It’s been my opinion since last summer that there was a very, very high chance of Jose Mourinho leaving Manchester United at the end of the season, making sure he was in position for this Real Madrid job that he knew was coming up,” said Hunter on Wednesday’s Sports Breakfast.“I will bet you that Jose Mourinho and his agent, Jorge Mendes, had the idea of becoming the next Real Madrid manager in the summer of 2019 on the very day last June when Zinedine Zidane walked out on the club. “It’s my opinion that they will find it very difficult to get Pochettino from Tottenham. They wanted him. They wanted him to be the manager in charge this season, but the fact he renewed at Spurs and didn’t put a buyout clause in his contract meant Real Madrid couldn’t get their first choice.“Pochettino knows this completely and with Tottenham’s new stadium, their progress in the Champions League, with the way this squad has very much been brought together by Pochettino’s guidance, I don’t know how they will get him.“Thus, I think it will be Mourinho.”And it appears the Special One’s return will be warmly welcomed by a number of Real Madrid supporters, who were filmed chanting Mourinho’s name outside the gates of the Bernabeu after Tuesday’s stunning result.Video footage, posted by Spanish publication AS, shows a number of livid fans urging the club to bring back their former boss, while also calling for the resignation of unpopular president Florentino Perez.Listen back to Graham Hunter on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL abovecenter_img 3 The European champions were mercilessly dumped out of by the rampant Dutch side, who sealed an emphatic 4-1 victory at the Bernabeu on Tuesday to go through 5-3 on aggregate.Real are now out of every competition after last week’s Copa Del Rey semi-final exit against Barcelona, while they currently sit third in LaLiga, a full 12 points adrift of their arch rivals who sit on the summit.Solari, who only replaced Julen Lopetegui in October, almost certainly looks to be heading out of the door. Santiago Solari is under mounting pressure at Real Madrid 3last_img read more