Insider Reveals Why Mourinho’s Return Was Rejected By Real Madrid

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Ramon Calderon claims that “dressing room leaders” at rejected ’s return to the Bernabeu in favour of Zinedine .

The France World Cup winner has returned to the club to replace the sacked Santiago – just nine months after leaving , having led the Spanish giants to three successive Champions League titles.

However, former Real president Calderon had previously stated that Mourinho was the club’ s top target after he parted ways with Manchester United back in December.

But Calderon now claims that key dressing room leaders rejected that proposal .

Mourinho , who left Real back in 2013, also appeared to be a popular choice among fans , who were chanting his name after the 4 – 1 Champions League drubbing by Ajax.

But speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Calderon said ,

“The dressing room leaders pushed to reject the possibility of Jose Mourinho. He left (Real Madrid ) a lot of problems and I think he would have been another problem to the ones we already have if he had come .

“I think Jose Mourinho would have been a step backwards , there was a lot of problems and controversy when he was here .

“He is a good coach with a lot of trophies but many of the leaders in the dressing room didn ’ t like him and I think that was important in the decision – making . ”

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