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Mourinho insists he isn’t rushing back into football management amid Real Madrid speculation

Jose Mourinho insists he isn’t rushing back into football management despite speculation linking him with a return to Real Madrid.

The European champions suffered a shock Champions League exit to Ajax in midweek, with coach Santiago Solari under pressure with the club facing the prospect of a trophyless season.

The Spanish giants also exited the Copa Del Rey to arch-rivals Barcelona last week, and are 12 points behind Ernesto Valverde’s side in the La Liga title race.

Following the humbling 4-1 second leg defeat to Ajax at The Bernabeu, sections of the Madrid support chanted Mourinho’s name, the Portuguese having previously managed the club between 2010-2013.

Despite the speculation, Mourinho insists he is in no rush to return, having been sacked as Manchester United manager in December.

“Honestly I don’t know, speculations are speculations,” he told Russian media outlet, RT.

“I never hide it, I’m in a very calm situation. I’m not desperate to work at all, I’m studying, I’m doing things that I can’t do when I’m working.

“I’m on this side of the cameras, which is a good perspective for me too.

“I don’t know, probably I hope to be working in the summer. Working happily in the next pre-season, June, July.

“But there is nothing at all to say. I promise if one day there is anything to say, I will let you know.”

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