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Mourinho’s debt to Real Madrid could see him replace Lopetegui

Mourinho’s debt to Real Madrid could see him replace Lopetegui

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could replace Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid, where he has a debt to repay the Spanish club.

Current Madrid boss Lopetegui has been told that has until the end of October and been challenged with the unenviable task of beating Barcelona in El Clasico.

This pressure comes after a drastic run of form which sees Los Blancos sit fourth in the La Liga standings and fail to have scored in their last four games in all competitions.

Santiago Solari and Antoinio Conte have already been linked with the role at the Santiago Bernabeu in Spanish press, but La Liga News UK understands Mourinho could be hauled back to the club.

The Portuguese coach is currently struggling with Man United in the Premier League and was expected to be sacked at the weekend, but the turn-around against Newcastle United saw him keep his job, for now.

Mourinho spent three years with Madrid, beginning in 2010 – the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Supercopa, but many fans of the club still believe he should have won the Champions League and that he owes them that ‘debt’.

Being one of the most successful coaches in the world, Mourinho could be tempted if he was given the chance.