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26 November 2019 02:33

‘I would not like to train Real Madrid because they already have a coach.

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has attempted to play down speculation he is set to return to as pressure mounts on Zinedine Zidane. After an almost unprecedented summer of spending which saw the Spanish giants invest over £300million in their playing squad in the likes of and Eder Militao, Zidane's position is already under threat following a difficult start to the new season. Real have won two of their opening four La Liga matches and were thrashed 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes on Wednesday with Angel Di Maria, their former player, scoring twice. Mourinho has been biding his time for the perfect opportunity to make a return to management following his acrimonious departure from back in December and has been linked with a return to the Bernabeu following a six-year absence. 'Talking about my name is what I don't like,' Mourinho told Deportes Cuatro.

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Jose Mourinho responds to Real Madrid speculation as pressure mounts on Zinedine Zidane

'I would not like to train Real Madrid because they already have a coach. And that's it, you can't train a team who already has a coach. 'I speak with respect for a coach who is there and is a huge individual in the history of Real Madrid. Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. 'I am not a person of nonsense. I would like things to go well and everything will calm down.' Zidane, himself, returned to Madrid in January to replace Julen Lopetegui who lasted just six months in charge after the legendary Frenchman had opted to stand down having presided over an unprecedented third straight Champions League triumph. The 47-year-old, however, has struggled to make any sort of impact since walking back into his old job and was scathing of Real's performance in Paris in midweek. 'Clearly they were better than us in every department – in the way they played, in midfield,' he said. 'What upset me is that we did not put enough intensity in the game and at that level of competition, it's not possible. 'They're good at creating chances, that's not what worries me. What worries me is that lack of intensity. 'Failing to create proper chances with the players we have up front – Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard — is a weird feeling.' 'You can play badly but if you have the intensity, if you fight for the ball, you're in the game.' Advertisement Advertisement