‘It doesn’t annoy me’ – Ramos shrugs off Mourinho to Madrid rumours

The Blancos defender endured a high-profiled fractious relationship with the coach during his previous spell at Santiago Bernabeu over six years ago

Sergio Ramos insists he is not bothered by rumours that Jose Mourinho could be set to return as Real Madrid manager.

However, Mourinho was known to have a turbulent relationship with a number of the club’s then-key stars such as Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ramos.

Yet when asked about the possibility of a reunion with his former manager, Ramos denied there was any reason for concern.

“It doesn’t annoy me that his name is linked, that’s how it is,” the 33-year-old said after Madrid’s victory in Sevilla.

“I don’t have to say if it annoys me or not, that’s the situation. Here, you lose a game and you have to change something. It’s difficult, but that’s the reality.”

Ramos was also quick to point out that Zidane is still the Real boss and appeared to downplay the severity of Los Blancos’ indifferent start to the campaign.

“Everything that surrounds Real fills the newspaper covers and programmes and creates further speculation,” he told reporters.

“In my opinion, talking about another coach is showing disrespect to our trainer. In this respect, we have shown that despite recent results we are with Zizou.

“Now you must remain calm. We repeat that we want to maintain good work dynamics and doubt in Real Madrid at this stage of the season would be crazy. Therefore, calmness and faith in this team and this trainer.”