Jose Mourinho is facing a massive dilemma after being offered an instant return to Real Madrid.
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And that will turn up the heat even further on Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal who is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford.
United must move quickly or risk missing out on Mourinho who must also decide on whether to pursue the Real Madrid job – or hang on.
Mirror Sport revealed last month Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants Mourinho to return to the Bernabeu.
And it is understood that Perez has now made a move to bring in Mourinho to replace under-pressure Rafa Benitez – and wants him in charge as quickly as possible.
Mourinho would prefer the United job rather than return to Real Madrid where he left amid controversy and under a cloud two-and-a-half years ago.
But despite Mourinho being unpopular with sections of the Real Madrid fans and dressing room, Perez has remained a huge fan. Agents have now sounded out Mourinho’s camp and placed an offer on the table.
Benitez has not been a success and, despite a remarkable 10-2 win over Rayo Vallecano, is clinging on to his job as well as being aware of Real Madrid’s interest in his bitter rival Mourinho.
Mourinho made it clear after being axed by Chelsea that he wanted to get straight back into management and also made a pointed remark about staying in England.
But Real Madrid are determined to get their man and it is believed that not all of the hierarchy at Old Trafford are in favour of Mourinho because of his troublesome reputation and baggage that comes with him.