Real Madrid Boss On Sergio Ramos' Absence

Jose Mourinho, who previously managed Madrid before returning to England with Chelsea in 2013, has also been mentioned in relation to the position.

There were claims that the four-time Champions League victor had a war of words with president Florentino Perez in the dressing room afterwards and even threatened to leave the club.

Now, with little to play for except securing next season's Champions League place, the report states that Real Madrid will axe current manager Santiago Solari and install Mourinho as the new Madrid boss through the end of the season.

Real's three-year stranglehold on the Champions League came to an end on Tuesday in a humiliating 4-1 defeat at home to Ajax that saw them crash out at the last-16 stage.

There is also talk about a possible return of former France great Zinedine Zidane, who quit while on top after leading Madrid to three straight Champions League titles.

"He has left open the possibility of coming back in June", he said.

Real replaced Zidane with Spain coach Julen Lopetegui - a move that was a disaster for club, coach and country - but he lasted just four months, with Santiago Solari eventually taking the reins.

Mourinho is believed to have doubts over making a Madrid comeback due to the fact several stars from his toxic first stint at the club remain in the squad.

In response to the defeat, Real fans made their feelings known by signing Mourinho's name in the streets of the city, sending a message to the club's management about who they want to take the club forward.

Madrid's next match is Sunday against Valladolid in the Spanish league, a competition in which it trails leader Barcelona by 12 points with 12 matches left. Now the club are expected to replace him with a third coach this season.