Real Madrid plan to fire coach Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid plan to fire coach Julen Lopetegui

- Jose Mourinho could make a return to Spanish giants Real Madrid

- Los Blancos are said to be planning to fire current coach Julen Lopetegui

- Former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger are also favorites

Current Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is now said to be on the verge of being fired at the club and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has emerged as Los Blancos' first choice target.

Real Madrid chiefs were reported to be livid with the club's Spanish La Liga defeat against Levante which made it four loses in five games for the reigning European champions.

And according to the report by Catalan Spanish reporter Josep Pedrerol, he says according to UK Sun that Real Madrid want Jose Mourinho and he could make a return to the Bernabeu.

He said: “If and when Lopetegui goes, Jose Mourinho is the man the Madrid directors want to replace him."

Lopetegui has struggled since taking over from Zinedine Zidane, with Real sitting seventh in La Liga.

Jose Mourinho who won the La Liga title with Real Madrid in 2012 before being sacked the following year is also not finding it rosy this season at Manchester United.

There have also been reports that Manchester United chiefs are planning to fire him and bring in another manager to Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, ex Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, Santiago Scolari and Arsene Wenger are also said to be among the favorites to take over from Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.

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Earlier, had reported how Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was said to have opened the door to Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo if they intend to return to the Bernabeu.

The two iconic figures left the club this summer for different reasons as they both decided to face new challenges in their careers.

Zidane announced his retirement with Los Blancos barely days after winning his third straight Champions League title as manager.

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