Florentino Perez 'wants Zinedine Zidane back at Real Madrid' next year

The injured Real forward Vinicius Junior reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match soccer match between Real Madrid and A

The injured Real forward Vinicius Junior reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match soccer match between Real Madrid and A

They are out of Europe, lost to Barcelona in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey and are third in La Liga - five points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid and a further seven off leaders Barca.

He went onto label the display as "disgraceful" and that did not go down well with Sergio Ramos, who then hit back with a rant of his own.

Zidane still lives in Madrid and would be open to return in the summer.

Jose Mourinho is best placed to take over at Real Madrid, according to Diario AS, although there's a section of the board that don't back his return.

Real's three-year stranglehold on the Champions League came to an end on Tuesday in a humiliating 4-1 defeat at home to Ajax that saw them crash out at the last-16 stage.

Mourinho has seen his managerial career slip over the past four years during his time in the Premier League.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and club president Florentino Perez have agreed to clear the air after the pair were engaged in a heated argument following Tuesday's Champions League loss to Ajax, say reports in the Spanish press.

Ajax's Noussair Mazraoui left tries to stop Real forward Vinicius Junior during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match soccer matc
Florentino Perez 'wants Zinedine Zidane back at Real Madrid' next year

But Ramos is alleged to have held what could perhaps be described as crisis talks the following day, calling a players meeting from which coach Santiago Solari was apparently excluded.

"There is the option of bringing in Mourinho now, but to me there is no point".

Do you think Solari will be replaced before the end of the season?

"The first option for the president has always, always been Mourinho", Calderon said.

Goal also add that those high up in the Madrid food chain were utterly dismayed at the team and Solari after their defeat to Ajax.

Any hopes of his being a Zidane-esque appointment were quickly vanquished however, as Madrid veered from disappointing performance to disappointing performance.

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