Former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has shut down reports saying he might replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager.
Real have had a poor start to the season despite spending a lot in the transfer market this summer. They have shared points with Real Valladolid and Villarreal and were recently beaten 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Reports have been making the rounds that Zidane might be sacked with Jose set to replace him, however, Mourinho has said he does not think the situation is as bad as it seems, since they are 3rd in La Liga, only 3 points behind leaders Sevilla.
His words, “They’re third or fourth, no? Close to being first,”
“It’s not bad. If you look at it pragmatically, if you focus on the table, they’re right there. Now, they play Sevilla and if they win, they go ahead of them. Barcelona are behind them and Atletico are a point ahead.”
“There are two types of rumours. One, when one speaks about Zidane, who is one of ours and it hurts us when our teams aren’t going well. You have to live with it,”
“Zidane is in football all his life and he knows it. The other type of rumour is to put my name in there, and I don’t like that. There are problems in many places, but another thing is respect.
“I wouldn’t like to return because they have a manager and I can’t coach a team who have a manager. You can speak with respect about the club but also about the manager who isn’t just anyone. I am out of it. I’m not just blowing smoke. I would like that things turn out well and everything gets fixed.
“Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico, Manchester United and Chelsea – when you have massive expectations, it’s difficult and tough. And for this, they say there are good players and managers who aren’t giving everything, because it takes more than just talent, you also have to have a certain special personality.”