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Jose Mourinho talks Real Madrid return, Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Perez

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In a candid conversation with, Real Madrid icon Jose Mourinho talked all things Los Blancos, in quotes relayed via Mundo Deportivo.

The Portuguese, who is currently in charge of Roma, spoke about his stint at Real Madrid and what the future holds for the Royal Whites.

Mourinho was abundant in his praise for current Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, and said that he does not even think about replacing him because the Italian is a terrific coach.

“As a Real Madrid fan with a white heart and as a ‘Cancelottian’, I hope that the season goes well and that Carlo is still there next season, because I think he is the perfect coach for Madrid,” said Mourinho.

Full trust. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

He also heaved praise on president Florentino Perez: “Knowing Don Florentino, and I know him very well, he is a very intelligent man and has very clear ideas,” alluding to his plans for the club going forward.

I was crazy to leave Madrid, Mou jokes

With his distinctive charm, Mourinho dismissed speculation of a return to Madrid, saying: “When you have a super coach, why should you think about another?”

When asked about Ancelotti’s potential move into international coaching with the Brazil national team, he reminisced on his own departure from Madrid.

“In my opinion, only a crazy person would leave Real Madrid when Real Madrid wants him. And that crazy person is me, the only one who, after three years with the president that I loved so much, decided to leave,” he said.

Mourinho also seemed confident that Perez knew how vital Ancelotti is, and is transmitting the confidence to the Italian, and concluded by saying they are a match made in heaven.

“I am sure that at the first sign he sees from Florentino, Carlo will stay in Madrid because he is perfect for Real and Real is perfect for him.”

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Real Madrid have found their replacement for midfielder in case he follows Kroos’ footsteps

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According to a report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to promote Castilla player Mario Martin if Dani Ceballos leaves the team this summer.

Ceballos’ future at the club is currently a hot topic and If he does decide to leave, Ancelotti has already identified Martín as his replacement.

This news came amidst the announcement of Toni Kroos’s retirement that has sent shockwaves through Real Madrid. 

Now, it is suggested that Kroos’s retirement was expected to influence Ceballos’s future at the club. 

Initially, it seemed the former Arsenal midfielder would leave, and the club was even searching for a new team for him. However, with Kroos leaving, there could be a possibility that Ceballos could have a more significant role next season.

Real Madrid are not risking anything

Mario Martin is eager to be a part of Real Madrid’s first team. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite this, Real Madrid are not ruling out any possibilities. They are already considering potential replacements for Ceballos and have focused on promoting Martin, who wants to fight for a place in the first team.

It is said that the club is very pleased with his performance and there is even a chance that he could receive a surprise promotion if both Kroos and Ceballos leave, though the club does not expect Ceballos to depart.

Promoting Martin, who has been a regular part of the first-team training sessions, would be a cost-effective solution, aligning with club president Florentino Perez’s goal of minimizing spending on the midfield this season. 

It is to be noted that Martin has even had some playing time with the first team in recent weeks, indicating the club’s growing trust in his abilities.

Despite Kroos’s retirement announcement, Real Madrid does not plan to enter the transfer market for a new midfielder. The club is confident in the abilities of their current six midfielders, including the continued presence of Ceballos.

However, if Ceballos decides to leave, Madrid will look to their Castilla team for a replacement, with Martin being the top candidate. 

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