Solari set to be sacked and Mourinho is back in the mix

Luka Modric

In the space of a week, Real were knocked out of the Copa del Rey, fell 12 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and were eliminated from the Champions League in humiliating fashion.

Ramos responded that their problems were due to a lack of goals, stemming from a failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo and "bad planning" at the top of the club.

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is out of Brazil's March friendlies against Panama and Czech Republic after picking up an injury.

The 5-3 aggregate loss to Ajax handed Real their earliest elimination from the Champions League since 2010 and ended their three-year domination of Europe's elite competition.

According to a report by Madrid media outlet Telemadrid, Solari could be sacked as soon as within the next few hours and immediately replaced with the Portuguese manager.

Real president Florentino Perez considered sacking manager Santiago Solari after their Champions League defeat by Ajax on Tuesday but feels there is no-one capable of leading the team for the rest of the season.

Rangers qualified for the group stage of the Europa League for the first time in eight years this season, but finished third behind Villarreal and Rapid Vienna.

Santiago Solari's future has been called into question after the results in the past few weeks.

After Real Madrid fans chanted his named following the Ajax loss, Mourinho said, "I am proud of that, but Real Madrid have a manager".

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

"It is not to underestimate the opponent nor to think that the series is over, but in football you have to make tough decisions", added Ramos.

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



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