Real President Perez threatened to sack Ramos


Mourinho also failed to reach the Champions League final with a side that would go on to win the competition four times in the next five years.

After back-to-back defeats last week to Barcelona, which knocked them out of the Copa del Rey and also effectively ended their La Liga hopes, Real Madrid's last chance of silverware was in the Champions League. Now the club are expected to replace him with a third coach this season.

News of Real Madrid's interest in the Portuguese gaffer comes less than 48 hours after Santiago Solari's men were eliminated in embarrassing fashion with a 4-1 defeat at home against Ajax, despite winning the first leg 2-1 in Holland.

Madrid's next match is Sunday against Valladolid in the Spanish league, a competition in which it trails leader Barcelona by 12 points with 12 matches left.

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Right now multiple reports coming out of Spain are suggesting that Jose Mourinho is set to return back to Real Madrid during the summer for a second stint.

Calderon told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I know that this morning the president [Florentino Perez] called Zidane to ask him back, he said not now".

"There is the option of bringing in Mourinho now, but to me there is no point".

Ramos responded that their problems were due to a lack of goals, stemming from a failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and "bad planning" at the top of the club.

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

Solari said after the loss to Ajax he hadn't accepted the job only to surrender when things got hard, and also said he wasn't anxious about all the talk by Mourinho.

If he does take the Real reins again, the self-proclaimed Special One will have a major rebuilding job on his hands.

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