Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says it is disrespectful to talk about whether Jose Mourinho could return to the club.
Santiago Solari have won his first trophy as the head coach of the club after beating Al Ain in Dubai to lift the club world cup trophy on Saturday.
However, Mourinho is available after being sacked by Manchester United.
“People need to show more respect to the coach we have now,” Ramos said. “Mourinho left us five years ago yet everyone keeps talking about him.”
The Portuguese managed Real from 2010 to 2013, winning La Liga in 2012. He still has a good relationship with Real president Florentino Perez.
Real – who sacked Julen Lopetegui in October – are bidding to win the Club World Cup for the third season in a row.
They reached the final courtesy of Gareth Bale’s hat-trick in Wednesday’s semi-final win over Kashima Antlers.
“I’m not the person who decides which coach comes here or doesn’t. Some people seem to think that the captains decide which coach Real Madrid appoints,” said Ramos, now playing under a 12th Real manager in Solari, who was appointed in November following a caretaker spell.