Real Madrid have decided Santiago Solari will not be manager next season

Real Madrid have decided Santiago Solari will not be manager next season

Following Perez's rant, Ramos responded and defended the playing group, accusing Perez of poor planning prior to what has turned into a disastrous season for the 13-time European Champions.

Speaking immediately after the match, Ramos was quoted as saying he "would be lying" if he denied deliberately earning the booking.

Ex-Madrid president Roman Calderon is gaining support behind the scenes and it is understood he could force a presidential election.

BT Sport presenter Lynsey Hipgrave noted that Ramos had ended up with egg on his face.

Calderon, however, claimed Madrid president Florentino Perez contacted Zidane - who left the club in June following three consecutive Champions League titles - a day after their humbling to Ajax.

"Only one positive conclusion can be extracted from the wreckage of a dark night: the best coach in the world, Jose Mourinho, has time to work", said the newspaper.

Lopetegui lasted mere months before departing as the club spiralled and was replaced by Santiago Solari.

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They added that the defender responded by saying he would be glad to leave Real Madrid, where he has played since 2005, providing he was paid the remainder of his contract.

Vinicius left the field in tears after sustaining the injury in the first half of Madrid's 4-1 defeat by Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Despite a turbulent exit, Mourinho does not look back on his time at Madrid with regret.

"He carries himself well, I think he's a terrific player".

With him on the team, Madrid hadn't lost a Champions League knockout series since the 2015 semifinals against Juventus.

Manchester United sacked Mourinho in December, but he could be back on the touchline soon, as The Telegraph reports there's a "growing campaign" to bring him back. Fans want another "Galactico" signing to help replace Ronaldo, and only top names like Neymar or Kylian Mbappe would fully satisfy the demanding Madrid crowd.

"Real Madrid", he said, "has always had more candidates than Julia Roberts".

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