Real Madrid defender, Marcelo, has said it is a “shame” Jose Mourinho has been sacked as coach of Manchester United.
Mourinho was dismissed by United on Tuesday, after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League table and 19 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
The Portugese managed Madrid between 2010 and 2013 and has been linked with a return to the European champions, most recently following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in October.
Asked about Mourinho’s exit from United, Marcelo said on Tuesday:
“It’s a shame because he is a great coach, who is without a club. Whether he returns to Madrid is not up to me. He has done great things for Real Madrid.”
Marcelo was speaking ahead of Real’s Club World Cup game on Wednesday against Kashima Antlers, the winners of last season’s AFC Champions League, which is contested by clubs in Asia and Australia.
Real, who have won the Club World Cup three times, will reach the final with a victory in Abu.