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Jose Mourinho 'set to be confirmed' as Real Madrid coach as shortlist of candidates is revealed

The Real Madrid board have reportedly added former player Clarence Seedorf to the list of possible candidates to replace current boss Santiago Solari on an interim basis.

A report from AS claims the four-time Champions League victor attended an official board of directors' dinner after Real Madrid's 4-1 humbling by Ajax and spoke to Perez as well as other members of Los Blancos' hierarchy.

The defeat meant the 13-time European champions are out of the running for all major trophies this season, with the La Liga title well out of sight and their Copa del Rey campaign brutally ended by arch rivals Barcelona last month.

It makes the contract he signed back in October, which doesn't run out until 2021, look absolutely foolish, especially given Real's penchant for sacking managers at the best of times.

Amid the ongoing crisis at the Bernabeu, it's been reported club chiefs are contemplating bringing in former manager Jose Mourinho to steady the ship until the end of the season.

Sergio Ramos did not enjoy a great relationship with Mourinho during the Portuguese's first spell in Madrid
Sergio Ramos did not enjoy a great relationship with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s first spell in Madrid

The 4-1 reverse at Ajax then compounded what has been one of the worst periods in the club's history, as they dropped out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage. "The concentration is on the next match and the commitment is the absolute maximum, always, because it is an honour to serve this club".

"The only objective we work towards is the next game".

"I am the coach and tomorrow, our obligation, mine in particular, is to go there and do the best we can", Solari said.

Asked about Zidane and Mourinho, Barca head coach Valverde told reporters: "They're good coaches and I have no doubt about that, as they've demonstrated it". The first is Real Valladolid tomorrow. Real Madrid sit third in the table on 48 points, six clear of Getafe in fourth.

"Obviously I am proud when you hear your name in that context, but there's nothing more than that because there has been nothing, not even the minimum contact".

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