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Jose Mourinho lands first job after getting the sack at Manchester United

Reuters  Carl Recine Reuters Carl Recine
Jennie Wade | 11 January, 2019, 12:19

When Mourinho joined United in 2016, chief executive Ed Woodward included a release agreement that allowed them to claim compensation if he joined a new club within 12 months of leaving. Speculation is rife over the Real job at the moment, with Santiago Solari struggling for positive results in the wake of Julen Lopetegui's departure in October.

After his last job it seems unlikely that Mourinho would be handed the keys to the Bernabeu straight away but you can never rule anything out when it comes to Jose or Real.

The Red Devils informed the 55-year-old that his services were no longer required at Old Trafford on December 18 .

Sacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has opened the door to a return to Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

But, Mourinho could indeed be primed for a quick return to club football management, with one of his former clubs showing an interest in him.

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But sources close to the Portuguese coach have said that Mourinho is now free to manage wherever he wishes after reportedly receiving his full £15 million ($19.1 million) payoff from the Manchester giants.

However, Real president Florentino Perez remains a fan and with the club 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barca and outside the Champions League places pressure is mounting on Solari, who could be relieved of his duties before his contract expires at the end of the season.

Could Mourinho be Real manager once again?

Recently, Portuguese club Benfica sacked their manager Rui Vitoria after three years in charge of the team, and Jose Mourinho has been linked with the job. Interestingly for a man who operates on something of a scorched earth policy when things are going badly for him in a job, the Portuguese manager has been nearly exclusively linked with clubs that he has already managed.

"I don't have any intention of coming back to work in Portugal", he told the newspaper.

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