Former Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois ‘dreading Antonio Conte joining Real Madrid after quitting London to get away from him’

THIBAUT COURTOIS is apparently dreading the potential arrival of one of his former bosses, according to reports in Spain.

Ex-Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are both linked with taking over at Real Madrid with Julen Lopetegui mightily struggling since taking over in the summer.

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Thibaut Courtois is said to be dreading a reunion with one of his former Chelsea managers[/caption]

And while some Real fans would welcome Lopetegui’s sacking, Courtois is said to be fuming with the names linked with the job.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, a source revealed that Courtois sensationally told team-mates: “I cannot believe it.

“Here I am the only one who has worked with Conte and 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.”

The report even claims that Belgian international Courtois turned “pale” after hearing the shortlist.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are both linked with replacing Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid
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Julen Lopetegui has spoken out about his side's losing streak and believes he still has the support of the club
Julen Lopetegui is under immense pressure after a poor start to life at Real Madrid
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Courtois won Premier League titles under both Mourinho and Conte.

However, both of their reigns were marked by in-fighting and a collapse of morale in the dressing room.

The Belgian goalkeeper was believed to be a big part of the unease – with his consistent wish to leave Stamford Bridge always bubbling in the background.

Courtois is said to have been unable to hide his displeasure at Mourinho’s psychological games and Conte’s authoritarianism.

Courtois is said to have fallen out with both Conte and Mourinho during his time at Chelsea

After years of trying, he finally got his wish to return to Madrid, where he had played for Atletico and where his two children have lived.

However, Courtois has failed to hit the ground running in the Spanish capital.

He’s kept just two clean sheets from seven matches and seen Keylor Navas play in the Champions League.

Courtois is said to want Belgium Roberto Martinez, who he sees as a ‘father figure’, to take over at the Bernabeu.


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  1. They wanted you for not seeing their father one last time?
    I imagine that everyone lives his pain, his pain in his own way. Sometimes we lack courage. I do not know how to explain it, but in any case I closed the coffin by myself. Neither Laura nor David wanted to go down the Champs-Elysees with us. They were offered to come with us on the plane that the record company – it was the last gift – had made available for us to go to St. Barts. They did not want to. This refusal was as violent for me as it was for my daughters. I respected their choice, that I did not have to judge. But again, I missed them a lot.

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