Jose Mourinho could return to Real Madrid after leaving Chelsea, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.
The so-called ’super-agent’ who represents some of the world’s best footballers, including Manchester United stars Radamel Falcao and David de Gea, insists that while Mourinho is currently happy at Stamford Bridge - and while Real Madrid are happy with Carlo Ancelotti - the idea of a shock return to the Bernabeu should not be ruled out just yet.
Mourinho 'would welcome' Real Madrid return
Furthermore, the Express cite reports in Spain as claiming that Mourinho would welcome a return to Madrid in order to prove his doubters wrong.
Despite winning the Spanish league title in style at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, Mourinho failed to achieve his primary objective: delivering the club its tenth European Cup.
Ancelotti, however, won the prestigious trophy in his first season at the Bernabeu after replacing Mourinho in the summer of 2013.
Mourinho fell out with the majority of his squad at the end of the 2012-13 campaign, while most of the club’s supporters also lost respect for the revered Portuguese coach, who returned to Stamford Bridge for a second shot at managing Chelsea after leaving La Liga.
Mendes: Mourinho could return to Real Madrid
But despite his acrimonious departure from the Bernabeu, Mendes insists that anything is possible in football - including Mourinho being appointed Real Madrid head coach for a second time.
"Mourinho's return to Madrid? We must ask Florentino [Perez],” he is quoted as saying by the Express. “Mourinho is very happy at Chelsea and Perez is happy with Ancelotti. But that's football and he could return to Real Madrid.
"This is the best. Mourinho is different off the field. I know him from his time at Barcelona with [Sir Bobby] Robson. I began to represent him when he was in Porto."
Real Madrid return appears unlikely
In truth, the chances of Mourinho returning to Real Madrid in the near future appear extremely slim.
The 51-year-old, who is contracted to the Blues until 2017, is currently building something special at Stamford Bridge and is expected to end the season with at least one major trophy.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are arguably the best team on the planet at present. The reigning European champions currently sit top of the Spanish league table and were crowned world champions last month after beating San Lorenzo in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Mourinho told Gary Neville in October that he would be happy to sign a new six-year contract with Chelsea, so for the time being the Blues’ faithful appear to have little to worry about regarding the future of their world-class manager.