Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has a plan to bring Jose Mourinho back to the Bernabeu at some point in the future, according to Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague.
The La Liga outfit are progressing steadily under Rafa Benitez despite a raft of injury issues and there is certainly no plan to get rid of the Spaniard anytime soon.
However, Perez is of the opinion that Mourinho has unfinished business at Real Madrid and is convinced the Special One could do a better job than the one he did between 2010 and 2013.
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Mourinho won one Copa del Rey and one La Liga title in those three seasons, but he had originally been brought on to win Real Madrid's tenth Champions League title, La Decima.
Carlo Ancelotti eventually delivered that elusive achievement, but Mourinho is still seen as the man the deliver sustained success to the Spanish capital.
"Florentino Perez thinks that Jose Mourinho has got unfinished business with Real Madrid," Balague told Sky Sports.
"Perez feels that Mourinho had to face the best team in history in Barcelona when he was Real Madrid manager, and that if he came now he would actually do a job.
"I don't mean right now, but there is a plan that in some point in the future, Florentino Perez would like to have Jose Mourinho back.
"Not right now, because Rafa Benitez is doing a good job, is still fighting for all the titles, even with all the injuries and all the problems they have had to deal with in the past few months."
But Mourinho could be asking for a welcome back to the Bernabeu sooner than Perez anticipates. Indeed, some reports have suggested the Portuguese will be dismissed from his role at Chelsea if they lose to Stoke City this Saturday.
That would the Blues' seventh Premier League defeat this season and would leave them with a mammoth task to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Roman Abramovich has been quick to sack underperforming managers in the past, but other reports would have us believe that the Russian wants to give Mourinho an unprecedented amount of time to turn things at Stamford Bridge around.
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