Ramos and Perez to make up after heated changing room row

Spanish media tracked Mourinho on the streets of London to see what he thought about fans wanting him back in Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane is reportedly their preferred target, but the Frenchman - who departed Real immediately after guiding them to their third successive Champions League win in May 2018 - is not interested in making a swift return.

The 18 year old tore a ligament in his right leg during Madrid's 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League, which eliminated them from the competition.

And all this on Real Madrid's birthday, 6 March, potentially making it the worst in the club's 117-year history.

"It makes me proud, but Real Madrid has a coach at this moment", Mourinho told television channel La Sexta. After dropping 12 points behind Barcelona in the league table, the lone competition remaining for Madrid to hang its hat on was the Champions League.

Reports claim the French gaffer is willing to wait until the end of the season before the Blues decide Maurizio Sarri's future at Stamford Bridge.

"The first option for the president has always, always been Mourinho", Calderon said.

Real replaced Zidane with Spain coach Julen Lopetegui - a move that was a disaster for club, coach and country - but he lasted just four months, with Santiago Solari eventually taking the reins.

Jose is now the favourite to land the Real Madrid job even though there are a number of other names floating around but if the recently sacked Man United boss was to take up the job, it might be a great boost for Chelsea.

"It is an erratic and whimsical president who has brought us to this situation", he said, further piling the pressure on the club president Florentino Perez. He was given the full-time job - with a contract until 2021 - after being able to put the team back on track despite a dismal start to the season.

  • Angelo Rivera