• June 21, 2024

Jose Mourinho rejects other offers as he eyes huge return to Real Madrid

Reports are surfacing today claiming that Jose Mourinho has turned down job offers because he wants to return to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid is arguably the biggest club in the world, yet when it comes to managers, it is almost like a revolving door in how often they come and go.

As we know in the world of football, everything is results-driven and with players regularly dictating the rules, managers are more often than not a secondary figure.

I am sure that when Zinedine Zidane was asked to come back to the Santiago Bernabeu he was promised the world.

Yet the world, and by that, we mean Paul Pogba never materialized.

Sure he was able to sign Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo and Eder Militao, but we all know it was Pogba he wanted.

It seems odd to me that one minute a managers talks about a player (Bale) and says following the pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich.

“We hope he leaves soon.”

“It would be best for everyone.”

“We are working on his transfer to a new team.”

Here we are now a month later and Bale still at Real Madrid looking as though he is here for the duration of his contract.

So you don’t manage to sign the player you want and the player you don’t require is still there.

It makes you wonder what the 47-year-old manager is thinking, knowing that he has no control over who comes and goes.

63,037 fans showed up to watch a rather limp performance against Real Valladolid on Saturday, a team whose only mission is to avoid relegation.

When the supporters got up to leave, you could see the look on their faces as if to say here we go again.

The fans arrived at the stadium in good spirits cheering the players as they warmed up before the match, even applauding Bale and Marcelo.

Madrid looked good for the first quarter of the game, but once the goals did not appear the ghosts of last season came out.

In the second half, the team looked as though they were just going through the motions, holding on to a 1-0 lead while waiting for the final whistle.

When the equalizer arrived it was too late to do anything other than accept the high hopes they had going into the season were already starting to fade.

Following the match, reports started to surface in Spain suggesting that Zinedine Zidane’s position is already looking like he might be on thin ice.

According to Sport, “The Special One” has turned down other job offers in preparation to return to Real Madrid.

The sports paper also suggests that if the team does not start to win matches, Zidane may resign or be replaced by Perez.

Now after being out of the limelight, the prospect of Jose Mourinho returning to Real Madrid is quite appetizing.

Especially now that his former Chelsea star Eden Hazard is at the club.

If Mourinho should return, I can almost guarantee you that there will be no more talk about Paul Pogba.

During the Portuguese manager’s time at Old Trafford, he told the Daily Telegraph that he would get sacked if he handled “His Excellency” in the wrong way.

I know that we are only two weeks into the season, so talk of Zidane leaving might be a bit premature.

Managing Real Madrid is not an easy task as we have seen over the past couple of seasons.

Club president Florentino Perez is not afraid to bring down the hammer either.

If Real Madrid should have a poor result against Villarreal, who knows what might happen.