Real Madrid prepare to sack Santiago Solari after Ajax defeat – it could happen this week

Real Madrid boss Solari went into Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Ajax knowing he HAD to win to keep Los Blancos’ hopes of a successful season alive.

Prior to the showdown at the Bernabeu, the La Liga giants had lost three home games on the spin – including two against fierce rivals Barcelona.

Real Madrid fans were hopeful that in the Champions League, a competition they have won for the last three years in a row, they could return to winning ways.

But, against a slick Ajax side, they came unstuck again.

Real went into the encounter 2-1 up from the first leg after Marco Asensio had given them a precious first leg lead in Amsterdam.

But Ajax ran riot in the capital last night, with Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Dusan Tadic and lapse Schone all scoring in a 4-1 win.

Real fans are begging for Solari to go and now, Ok Diario claim the club are preparing to relieve the managers of his duties.

It is claimed he had ‘zero options to continue into next season.’

Solari was brought in to lift the mood and get Real players firing again after they had toiled under Julen Lopetegui.

But a horrendous defeat to Ajax is now supposedly set to see the Spaniard’s head roll.

Ok Diario claim it could even happen by the end of the week.

And Real believe they need a new face to set them back on track following the struggles of both Solari and Lopetegui this season.

One man tipped to take over at the Bernabeu is former Real boss Jose Mourinho.

The 56-year-old has been out of work since being axed by Manchester United back in December.

And Mourinho has recently talked up a return to the capital, saying: “To a club that I have been before? If I think the right club, the right structure, the right ambitions, I will have no problem at all.

“I think it’s really a reason of pride when a club where you worked before wanting you back.

“They [Madrid] are the iconic club, I think so, you know, [they have won] 13 Champions Leagues [titles].”

Real are next in action against Real Valladolid on Sunday (7.45pm).

Los Blancos are fighting to secure Champions League football for next season, and currently trail Barcelona by 12 points at the La Liga summit.


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