Former Club’s President Publicly Confirmed Club Approached Mourinho to Take Over the Team This Week

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was linked with a job at Real Madrid, and now it has emerged that he was offered the job at the club prior to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane.

Los Blancos sacked Rafa Benitez this week and replaced him with Zidane. Former Real President Ramon Calderon has revealed that current president Florentino Perez approached the Portuguese manager to succeed Benitez, but his offer was turned by Mourinho.

Eventually, Perez decided to go with Zidane.

“I think it is not a secret that the current president liked Jose Mourinho very much, and Perez got in touch with him before deciding to go with Zidane,” Calderon told Sky Sports.

“Apparently, Mourinho did not like to come at this time of the season, and Zidane was here so we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.”