The 58-year-old previously spent three years at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013 before leaving for Chelsea.
Perez, who has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons following the shambolic European Super League idea, previously hired the Portuguese as Manuel Pellegrini’s replacement in 2010.
Yet Perez has remained an admirer in the years since and would love to appoint him to replace Zinedine Zidane, who has been coy on his future of late.
And should he choose to walk away, then Mourinho could be in line for a stunning return.
Mourinho could also take the Wolves job if Nuno Espirito Santo leaves.
And he may receive offers from international clubs now that he’s currently on the market.
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