Jose Mourinho has talked up a possible return to Real Madrid by stating he would have ‘no issues’ returning to a former club.
The out-of-work Portuguese coach has also described it as ‘a reason for pride’ when a previous employer has contacted you to return.
The comments coincide with reports in El Mundo Deportivo that Madrid president Florentino Perez is in discussions with Mourinho with Jose Angel Sanchez key to ‘building a bridge’ for a summer return.
Mourinho spent three years at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013 but has been out of work since December, when he was sacked by Manchester United.
“Return to a club that I've been to before? If I think the right club, the right structure, the right ambitions, I will not have any problems at all,” Mourinho said on BeIn Sports.
“I think it's really a reason for pride when a club you have worked with before wishes for you to return.
“They (Real Madrid) are an iconic club, I think that everyone already knows about the 13 Champions League titles.
“Real Madrid did something extraordinary in Europe in the last five years, it's absolutely incredible.
“If you want to talk about my time, we're talking about seven years, seven semi-finals, five years, four finals and four wins – that is absolutely incredible.”