Florentino Perez has refused to rule out Jose Mourinho returning to Real Madrid one day after his sacking from Chelsea on Thursday.
The Portuguese was relieved of his duties for a second time by the Blues, with the side languishing a point above the relegation zone – just seven months after cruising to the Premier League title.
He has since been linked with a swift return to Madrid as Rafa Benitez’s future continues to hang in the balance, and the President did little to ease the speculation, despite his backing for the current man in charge.
“No-one can predict the future, but right now no [Coach] is coming to Madrid,” he told Cadena SER.
“Benitez is capable of solving the problems we have. We’re only considering him as an option.
“I have very good memories of Mourinho. He raised our competitive level.
“It wasn’t a dark period. With him, we returned to where we belonged.
“It’s not true that the players don’t get on with Benitez. I speak with them and no players want the Coach to leave.”