Real Madrid’s squad are relieved that Jose Mourinho has been appointed at Tottenham, according to Diario Sport.
It is said that there is widespread relief among the dressing room at Los Blancos who are ‘breathing again’ with the ‘alert deactivated’ that the Portuguese boss would re-join the club.
The experienced manager has been out of work since last December, when he was sacked by Manchester United, and has been involved in various punditry positions since.
Zinedine Zidane’s position at Madrid is increasingly under scrutiny and El Chiringuito said in October the club are linking up Mourinho as a replacement.
The Portuguese boss managed Los Blancos between 2010 and 2013, with the highlight of his tenure being the 2012 La Liga title.
Mourinho managed Madrid to 128 victories in his 178 matches at the helm while he also won the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the Spain Supercopa the following year.
He has been linked with a return to the Spanish capital various times over the past 12 months and is said to hold excellent relations with the club’s president Florentino Perez.
A report from Diario Sport two months ago stated that Perez is keeping the option of Mourinho's return open this season.