Real Madrid will sack Santiago Solari on Thursday night (today) and replace him with Jose Mourinho, according to reports in Spain.
Santiago has failed to impress Bernabeu chiefs since landing the role in November, when he stepped up from the B Team to succeed Julen Lopetegui.
The Argentine has been unable to turn the fortunes of Los Blancos, however, with the side 12 points adrift of league leaders Barcelona.
The Catalans also dumped Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey in February, but Tuesday’s 4-1 home loss to Ajax in the Champions League was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
It has left the reigning European champions with nothing to play for this season, and now Spanish TV station TeleMadrid is reporting that Solari will be sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho tonight.
The outlet claims that Real Madrid white-collars were called into an emergency meeting at the stadium on Thursday and decided to relieve Solari of his duties, with the announcement expected imminently.
Sensationally, Mourinho, who was sacked by the club in 2013, has been anointed as his successor.
Mourinho has been out of work since December, when he was given the axe by Manchester United after a torrid start to the 2018/19 season.
The divisive Portuguese has since ventured into punditry, appearing on beIN SPORTS, and is supposedly hosting his own TV show on Russia Today, running from March until June.