It seems like only talks of Jose Mourinho joining the Real Madrid camp have begun to affect the club and its players. Some of the big stars are reportedly working “extra hard” to prevent their present manager Zinedine Zidane’s sacking and consequently Jose Mourinho’s appointment as their manager.

Media outlet AS is reporting that as many as seven players from the Los Blancos including Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Luka Modric, Nacho Fernandez and Casemiro who have all played under Mourinho when he was the boss of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, are against a change in management right now, especially because the club is going through a turbulent phase.

Earlier in the week, it was extensively reported that Zidane might lose his job if his men lose to Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League encounter on Tuesday. However, Real Madrid managed to escape with a 1-0 win and Zidane managed to keep his job.

On the other hand, Mourinho himself had rated his experience as the manager of Real Madrid as one of the best in his lifetime. Given the fact that Mourinho has rich coaching experience of managing teams like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Manchester United, it is a massive claim.

The Portuguese won the 2011-12 La Liga title, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid before he went back to manage Chelsea for a second stint. Previously, he had managed to win Champions League twice and a couple of league titles as well.

It remains to be seen if Mourinho gets a stint as manager with Real Madrid.