Ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is being linked with a sensational return to the club.
The Daily Star reports that ‘the special one’ is unhappy with life at Real Madrid, after high-profile disagreements with some of the club’s top players.
Mourinho is said to have become tired with the huge egos at the Santiago Bernabeu, and does not feel he’s getting the full support of the Los Blancos hierarchy in the Spanish capital.
“There is a poor attitude in many of his squad, some are OK but not many – maybe two or three,” a friend of the manager told the paper.
“Jose is also unhappy with the club policy, especially with the silence towards the media, that every day criticises him, taking no position regarding these attacks.”
Mourinho previously left the Stamford Bridge hot-seat under a cloud, but has ‘restored the damaged relationship’ with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, according to the report, potentially paving the way for a return to west London.
Additionally, the renowned family man has seen his 16-year-old daughter enrol in a course at the Camberwell College of Arts in London – six miles from the Chelsea ground – and is eager to keep the Mourinho clan together.
“He is a family man and if Tita was to go on the art course by herself it would mean splitting her up from her brother Jose Junior, who is three years younger,” added the friend.
“He would not let her go to London to be on her own."
49-year-old Mourinho won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup during his time in west London, but was unable to deliver the Champions League - won by current Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo last season.