Jose Mourinho is leaving behind a squad that broke records in winning the Primera Division title last year, yet fell into turmoil in the aftermath and went empty-handed this season.
Despite all the internal upheaval, the squad at Santiago Bernabeu is still supremely talented and capable of dominating Europe, though talk of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United will worry los Blancos fans.
Sporting director Zinedine Zidane has been on the charm offensive with Gareth Bale and pairing the Welshman with Ronaldo would set up a formidable partnership.
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