No, we've always known he was great. He's been called up a few times, and was courted by all major EPL and Serie A sides.
I don't see it happening.
He will get paid well to play second fiddle.
Mourinho needs to go. As I said before, I think he pulls this CL out of his ass, and may not leave for another year.
Ancelotti wants to come to Madrid. Laudrup would be fantastic, but I don't see it, according to his recent declarations (which may simply be a well orchestrated deflection).
Real Madrid eats managers up, there's got to be a good program going on, and major synchronicity. Mourinho has not had it from day one, and I can assure you, were he to win the CL this year, it still means nothing to slightly over half of the RM members.
He is the antithesis of everything what RM stands for, except winning.
By 'hook or crook' may be good enough in many parts of the world, and admired, not at RM.
Given FCB's recent hegemony, a possible CL title would be well received, but with a 'sour' taste.
This post was edited on 3/9 at 9:10 pm