Chelsea and Thibaut Courtois’ separation was less than smooth.
Although he was excellent for the Blues, his heart never truly felt in it after leaving Atletico Madrid.
And during the summer, Courtois voiced his desire to leave Stamford Bridge, citing a need to be closer to his family who had remained in Madrid.
To push through a move, the Belgian skipped preseason training with Chelsea, which angered fans.
But he eventually got his move, signing for Los Blancos on a six year deal.
Following Real Madrid’s poor start to the season, it seems as though Julen Lopetegui will lose his job.
And Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made it clear that he’d like either Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte to succeed Lopetegui.
Both of those have managed Courtois, and the Belgian clearly isn’t a fan of either.
As reported by El Pais, Courtois was overheard saying to his teammates in the dressing room the following:
“I cannot believe it. Here I am the only one who has worked with Conte and with Mourinho.
“I left London to not have to go through something like that again and now it turns out that Conte comes, and if not, Mourinho.”
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to the news that everything may not be perfect for Courtois in Madrid:
— Edenism (@thechelseaism) October 26, 2018
Thought he left London to be near his family?
— Dan Panda (@cozierpanda) October 26, 2018
Bigger chance of keeping hazard too
— Ally. (@AllyThomsonnn) October 26, 2018
— David Reeves (@deanwood5) October 26, 2018
— Lou (@heavenlyblue007) October 26, 2018
— Nick (@AyImNick) October 26, 2018
Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy
— Nathan🇹🇹 (@IvoryMosi) October 26, 2018