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Mourinho reacts as Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane as their manager

Discussion in 'Spanish League' started by Real Tosin, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    Jose Mourinho has reacted to Real Madrid snub despite speculation in the media that he was in line to take over from Santiago Solari as Real Madrid manager. The Portuguese tactician was the hot favourite to replace Solari as the new Real Madrid manager, but the job in the end went to French legend Zinedine Zidane.

    Real Madrid are hoping their disastrous season which will leave them without a major trophy in the 2018/2019 campaign would comes to an end with two months still left to play with the unexpected return of Zinedine Zidane.

    The French icon is now charged with the great overhaul of the Madrid squad as he is reportedly granted full control over the club from Florentino Perez.

    Mourinho, who is without a job after being fired by Manchester United, was poised to return to Santiago Bernabeu six years after leaving them. But Florentino Perez opted for Zizu in the end, largely because the dressing room was strongly against the appointment on of the 'Special One'.

    Apparently, there is no hard feelings from Jose Mourinho against Zinedine Zidane after the French boss was appointed as Real Madrid boss for the second time.

    Speaking in an interview with Spanish media outlet Marca, Mourinho seemed to wish Zidane all the best in his new job, even if he seemed to be close to landing that coaching spot for himself.

    "I think it's perfect with the fantastic things he's done in recent years. It's perfect for me, perfect for Madrid, perfect for him,' Mourinho said.

    Then, the Portuguese tactician mentioned how this new chance with Los Blancos will give Zizou an opportunity to cement his legacy as a top-caliber boss.
    "It's a great opportunity to show how good he is, especially now with a new project. I think he's great," Mourinho added.

    The French boss worked under Mourinho at Real Madrid years ago, and was also named as the Special One's would-be replacement at Old Trafford when things were not going well for the Portuguese tactician.

    Eventually, both men were paired up in the race to become Los Blancos' new coach, with Zidane "winning" that race thanks by his good relationship with some of Real's key players, something that Mourinho is far from enjoying.

    Asked if he himself is disappointed with missing out on Real Madrid job, Jose also answered negatively: "No, I think it's perfect, Madrid has not given me any explanation because I have not talked to anyone."

    Well, now Mourinho can continue his new career as a TV pundit, while Zidane will be staying in Real Madrid's dugout. Let's see who'll have it better...

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