Real Madrid 0 – Real Sociedad 2
It was another bad weekend for Real Madrid as they lost 2-0 at home to Real Sociedad.
2019 has got off to a winless start for Los Blancos following a 2-2 draw at Villarreal.
How much longer will Santiago Solari be given in the Real hot seat?
The league already looks out of reach as Madrid lie fifth in the table on 30 points.
Barcelona lead the league with 40 points, while Atletico are in second on 35 points.
Jose Mourinho talks to Florentino Perez
Is change in the air at the Santiago Bernabeu?
According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Francesc Aguilar, former Man United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to return to Real Madrid.
Aguilar reports that Mourinho has told Florentino Perez that if he wants him now, he’s happy to take over the team.
But Mourinho has two demands.
Firstly he wants to sign a new centre-half, then he wants to add a new striker.
In the January market, such signings would be at their highest cost.
Is that something which interests Madrid? Such an upheaval mid-season?
José Mourinho, que acaba de dar largas al Benfica, le ha dicho a Florentino Pérez que si es por él, no tiene problemas en hacerse cargo de equipo ahora. Eso sí, le pide refuerzos, sobre todo en el centro de la defensa y un goleador contrastado.
— Francesc Aguilar (@MDpor_elmundo) January 7, 2019
Benfica court the Special One
It’s also been reported that Benfica are looking to sign Mourinho.
The Special One started his rise to managerial fame in Portugal with FC Porto.
Aguilar reports that Mourinho has told Benfica he’s not interested in moving to the Stadium of Light.