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Mourinho open to Real return

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Published on March 6, 2019 - Duration: 01:32s

Mourinho open to Real return

Jose Mourinho says he would be open to a return to Real Madrid after the former head coach of the Spanish club was installed as the bookies favourites to replace struggling Santiago Solari.

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Mourinho open to Real return

SHOWS: BERN, SWITZERLAND (FILE SEPTEMBER 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) DOHA, QATAR (MARCH 3, 2019) (BEIN SPORTS - MUST COURTESY BEINSPORTS, DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO, NO RESALES ) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JOSE MOURINHO SAYING: "One of my best feelings in football was to go back to Chelsea.

You know why?

Because when people take you back for a second time, it means they know how good you are because sometimes you can get a manager that has never worked with you and sometimes the club realises after a few months, he is not what I expected, the mistake I did.

When a club takes you for a second time or tries to take you for a second time it is a very good feeling." MADRID, SPAIN (FILE APRIL 2013) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2.

MOURINHO WALKING DURING A REAL MADRID TRAINING SESSION DOHA, QATAR (MARCH 3, 2019) (BEIN SPORTS - MUST COURTESY BEINSPORTS, DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO, NO RESALES ) 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JOSE MOURINHO SAYING: INTERVIEWER: "So no matter how you left the club, if the call came I suppose you proven it with Chelsea you'd go back?

To a club that you've been at before?

MOURINHO: "Yes, If I think it's the right club, the right structure, the right ambitions, no problem at all.

It's really a reason for pride where a club where you've worked before want you to come back.

The only moment where I had this feeling is with Chelsea, not with Real Madrid." INTERVIEWER: "But you quite like Spain?

MOURINHO: "Yes I like Spain but I don't chose clubs because of weather and because of countries" INTERVIEWER: "And they are still an iconic club?" MOURINHO: "They are 'the' iconic club, I think so" STORY: Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho says he would be open to a return to the club he managed between 2010-2013.

Santiago Solari, Real's current head coach is under pressure at the Bernabeu after losing back-to-back games against Barcelona and being knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax.

Mourinho is the current favourite with bookmakers to take over from Solari and he discussed a potential second spell as manager during a recent appearance as a TV pundit.

Real's president Florentino Perez has hired 13 managers during his 16 years in charge at the club and is believed to still hold Moruinho in high regard, despite ending the Portuguese's first spell in charge.

Mourinho has previously returned to a former club, Chelsea, leading them to a third Premier League title during his second spell in charge.

Other contenders believed to be in the running to be Real's next permanent head coach include Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Chelsea's Premier League winning manager Antonio Conte.

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