The former Manchester United manager is set to take on the managerial role for the Spanish giants until the end of the season

Jose Mourinho is set to be named Real Madrid boss as the sack looms for Santiago Solari, according to multiple reports.
The former Manchester United boss is set to take over following this weekend’s clash with Valladolid and will be named manager through the end of the season.

Real Madrid executives, headed by Florentino Perez and Jose Angel Sanchez, had a four-hour meeting this afternoon where they decided that Mourinho will be an option to be the club’s coach until the end of the season, with it also decided that Sunday’s match against Valladolid will be Solari’s final game in charge.

The hiring of Mourinho will not be on a full-time basis however, with Madrid still hoping to convince Zinedine Zidane to return to the club’s bench for next season.
Madrid would like to bring Zidane back now, but the French manager is not convinced he’s in a position to step back in immediately, hoping instead to be available at the end of June.

Mourinho has been far more receptive to approaches from the Spanish giants, both in public and in private.

The believe a change must be made to stop the bleeding following a week that saw the club knocked out of the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, along with losing a home Clasico to fall 12 points back of Barcelona in La Liga.

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