Real Madrid want Mourinho after Utd sacking and will pay £18m a year .
Real Madrid want to give Jose Mourinho a route back into football in the summer. The Spanish giants are looking to replace Santiago Solari, who they only appointed as their head coach last month, when the season comes to a conclusion.
And Diego Torres, who wrote a book on Mourinho’s first spell at the Santiago Bernabeu, has reported in newspaper El Pais that Real and president Florentino Perez are keen to bring him back.
They would look to pay him €20million (£18m) annually after increasing an initial offer of €15m (£13.5m). Discussions have taken place since October.
Real are also planning to appoint him on July 1, as that would mean avoiding a €5m (£4.5m) penalty fee to Manchester United.
Mourinho was dismissed as United manager on Tuesday morning after a chastening defeat at Liverpool on the weekend. He left with the club down in sixth, and has since been succeeded by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer on an interim basis.
But Real believe the Portuguese manager is the man to replace Solari.
A survey of Madrid members suggested that re-appointing Mourinho, who managed Real between 2010 and 2013, would be a popular move.
There is a belief that he has the ideal personality and ability to lead a club like Real .