Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has insisted it would not have been a problem if Jose Mourinho
had replaced Santiago Solari.
Solari was sacked by Los Blancos
on March 11 and was immediately replaced by Zinedine Zidane
who made a shock return having left the club in May 2018.
Mourinho was consistently linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu and although the Portuguese boss has previously fallen out with players, Carvajal was not worried about him taking charge.
REAL'S POOR SEASON
3rd - 14 points off leaders Barcelona with a game in hand
knocked out by Ajax in the last 16
Copa del Rey:
knocked out by Barcelona in the semi-finals
Asked by Marca if he feared Mourinho's return, Carvajal said
: 'No [he smiled]. There were a number of candidates on the table. There was no need to fear anyone, we just had to fight together.'
Zidane won nine trophies in two years and five months in his first spell as manager, including three Champions League titles in a row and Carvajal was glad to see him return.
He said: 'It was the right one, at the time it was the best thing that could happen to us.
'We know we don't play the same, he knows our confidence is low and he's brave to take the job now.
'He knows us all very well, he knows the club and I think he's the most suitable.'
Madrid were knocked out by Ajax in the Champions League last 16 and are 14 points off leaders Barcelona with a game in hand.
Asked if this was the hardest months of his career, Carvajal said: 'Yes, as a professional.
'It's rare to not fight for any title from March onwards. Just for the pride of the shirt, it's an uncomfortable situation.'