Marcelo: Mourinho back at Real Madrid...?

Santiago Solari's Real Madrid are in Abu Dhabi preparing for the FIFA Club World Cup

Santiago Solari's Real Madrid are in Abu Dhabi preparing for the FIFA Club World Cup

Real Madrid coach Santi Solari rejected the idea he would be anxious by speculation that Jose Mourinho could return to Bernabeu, while vice-captain Marcelo said it was "not for me to decide" if the Portuguese manager should return to the La Liga giants in the future.

United ended Mourinho's tenure on Tuesday following a dire start to the season, which has left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by 19 points.

Interviewed by RMC Sport, former Juventus sporting director Alessio Secco commented on Manchester United's sacking of José Mourinho, not excluding a possible return of the Portuguese to Inter.

Newspaper reports have claimed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants Mourinho to make a sensational return to the Santiago Bernabeu, where he was manager between 2010 and 2013, despite the fact Solari recently signed a contract to be the club's head coach until 2021. "He's at Real Madrid until the death like all the players".

Real Madrid begins its participation in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup on Wednesday with a semifinal showdown against Japanese club Kashima Antlers.

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2:50 Mauricio Pochettino Jurgen Klopp Unai Emery Steven Gerrard and Gianfranco Zola react to Jose Mourinho's sacking

Santiago Solari was appointed Lopetegui's replacement and has overseen nine victories from his 11 matches in charge.

"It happens every day, it is just part of our reality". Solari said at a Club World Cup press conference in Abu Dhabi.

Chelsea are looking to complete the deal in January, while the move is also endorsed by Maurizio Sarri, who wants to play the Spain global alongside Eden Hazard.

Kashima Antlers finished third in Japan's J1 League last season but won the Champions League after beating Iran's Persepolis in the final. "They have fast strikers and will be a strong opponent".

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