NEWS
Thursday March 7 2019
Real Madrid 'almost 100 percent' to appoint Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid are "almost 100 percent" to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new Coach this summer, report The Daily Telegraph.

Chants outside the Bernabeu on Tuesday night called for the return of the Portuguese boss, who coached Madrid between 2010 and 2013 – winning the league title in 2012.

The future of current incumbent Santiago Solari is now under intense scrutiny following the 4-1 home loss against Ajax – Madrid’s fourth successive home defeat.

Diario AS reported Madrid president Florentino Perez held meetings with senior board members until 2am after the defeat to discuss the crisis.

Los Blancos were last week eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona while they trail the Blaugrana by 12 points in La Liga following Saturday’s league defeat to the same opponents.

Current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino – who formerly managed Espanyol – is second favourite to take the position while former Juventus and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also reported to be in the running.

Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui in October but has failed to turn around the club’s fortunes, while Mourinho earlier in the week said he would not rule out a return to the Spanish capital.

Football Italia website