Mourinho, however, dismissed claims that negotiations with the Spanish outfit have begun and was keen to avoid disrespecting Solari, who is not having the time of his life with Los Blancos.
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"There is the option of bringing in Mourinho now, but to me there is no point. I think that's very important, so if you put a timeframe, I think in 10 years you could have some results".
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.
The offices at Madrid at the moment are a cauldron, the report adds, as the club look to start again after a nightmare week.
He has not taken up another managerial role since leaving Real, although he has been heavily linked with the jobs at Manchester United and Chelsea. He helped it win the Club World Cup in December, but will nearly certainly leave without another trophy.
"Real Madrid", he said, "has always had more candidates than Julia Roberts".