Mourinho free for Real return as United pay compensation

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2019

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is free of any lingering contractual obligations from his former club and is now free to join another club, according to reports.

Real Madrid reportedly want Jose Mourinho back at Santiago Bernabeu, but new reports indicate Manchester United could hold up his return to Spain. Everything has been sorted.

But the manager was let go by the club due to their struggles in all competitions this campaign as they were sixth on the log before he was sacked.

"There are no issues over Jose's contract with Manchester United".

"Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush".

Mourinho is already said to have turned down a managerial role at Portuguese giants Benfica, while former club Real Madrid are thought to be interested.

However, Real president Florentino Perez remains a fan and with the club 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barca and outside the Champions League places pressure is mounting on Solari, who could be relieved of his duties before his contract expires at the end of the season.

Santiago Solari's men were defeated 2-0 by Real Sociedad last weekend and it is believed that another defeat could cost the manager his coaching job.

They now occupy the fifth position in the La Liga standings, 10 points off League leaders and arch-rival Barcelona.

"There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after (Julen) Lopetegui was dismissed (in late October)", the Mail reports the source as saying.

No one was surprised by his sacking, and Mourinho himself had spent the final months of his job looking like a man who had checked out ages ago and was simply waiting for his employers to run out of patience.

This comes after the club sacked title winning coach Rui Vitoria on Thursday, January 3, who ended his three-and-a-half year spell at the club.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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