REAL MADRID defender Sergio Ramos insists it is “disrespectful” to link Jose Mourinho with the manager’s role at the Santiago Bernabau.
Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United bosses this week after a disappointing start to the season.
Real have also made an underwhelming start to the season which saw them sack Julen Lopetegui in October.
Assistant manager Santiago Solari has since taken the reins, but he is not thought to be seen as the next long-term manager of the club.
Mourinho spent three years in the Spanish capital with Los Blancos, winning the La Liga title in the 2011/12 season.
And many are tipping him to return to the club at some point in the future.
But Real skipper Ramos is disappointed to see the 55-year-old linked with Solari’s post.
Ramos told a press conference: “Mourinho left us five years ago yet everyone keeps talking about him.
“People need to show more respect to the coach we have now.
“I’m not the person who decides which coach comes here or doesn’t, some people seem to think that the captains decide which coach Real Madrid appoints.”
Real take on Al Ain tomorrow in the Club World Cup final, bidding to win their fourth title in five years.
Gareth Bale netted a hat-trick on Wednesday as the La Liga giants cruised past Japanese side Kashima Antlers in the semi-final.
Should the Madrid outfit beat United Arab Emirates-based Al Ain tomorrow, they will become the first club to win the title four times, something Ramos believes would be a terrific achievement.
“No-one can doubt the record of any one of us and we have another chance to defend the Club World Cup title,’ Ramos added.
“No-one has ever done this (win it four times), we are looking forward to the final with hope and we want to go home with the prize.
“It would be great for us on an emotional level to come back with the trophy.”
Source: Daily Star