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Mourinho rules out Madrid return because Zidane is already in place

Mourinho spoke to Deportes Cuatro as Zinedine Zidane's job comes under threat at Real Madrid but says he doesn't want to go back because Zidane is there.

Mourinho rules out Madrid return because Zidane is already in place
JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA DIARIO AS

Jose Mourinho has spoken to the media as Zinedine Zidane's seat heats up on the bench at Real Madrid. On Friday, Deportes Cuatro spoke to the former Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea manager about the situation facing Zidane and what the future holds for the Portuguese coach.

Real Madrid: "They're third or fourth, no? Close to being first. It's not bad. If you look at if pragmatically, if you focus on the table, they're right there. Now, they play Sevilla and if they win, they go ahead of them. Barcelona are behind them and Atlético are a point ahead..."

A candidate to take over at Madrid? "There are two types of rumours. One, when one speaks about Zidane, who is one of ours and it hurts us when our teams aren't going well. You have to live with it. Zidane is in football all his life and he knows it. The other type of rumour is to put my name in there and I don't like that. There are problems in many places, but another thing is respect."

Return to Madrid: "I wouldn't like to return because they have a manager and I can't coach a team who have a manager. You can speak with respect about the club but also about the manager who isn't just anyone. I am out of it. I'm not just blowing smoke. I would like that things turn out well and everything gets fixed."

Complicated situations: "Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético, Manchester United and Chelsea...when you have massive expectations, it's difficult and tough. And for this, they say there are good players and managers who aren't giving everything, because it takes more than just talent, you also have to have a certain special personality."

Reutrn to the bank: "It will be when it is. On Sunday, I'll go to my job on Sky with Chelsea on. I do it once a month, I don't want to do it every day. I enjoy it because I can offer a different perspective having been on the bench. Now, I am in German classes in case one day I end up there or so I can speak one day in this language for a Champions League game. It will be my sixth language."

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
2Atlético 9 3 0 1
3Real Madrid 8 2 2 0
4Athletic 8 2 2 0
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*Update 20 de septiembre de 2019