The Portuguese coach is best known in the UK for his flopped spells in charge of Chelsea and Spurs, and he was most recently employed by big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.
However, following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to step down from the Los Blancos hot-seat after winning his third consecutive Champions League trophy last month, it appears the options on the managerial merry-go-round are a little slim for Florentino Perez.
And Spanish publication Marca are claiming Villas-Boas is now being targeted for a shock stint at the Bernabeu next season – and just about nobody on social media can believe it:
Villas-Boas doesn't tick one box other than the fact that he's "good looking", which unfortunately has been enough for Perez in some disastrous cases. Let's not repeat that part of our history, please. No gracias.
— Antitikitaka (@antitikitaka) June 11, 2018
Serious doubts over whether Kova/Ceballos are staying. No elite coaches available and we're linked with the likes of Villas-Boas.
— Mó (@MadridVoice) June 11, 2018
Jesus Christ of madrid get Villas Boas in as manager im just going to follow Bilbao going forward. #wengerin
— Juan Fernandez (@juanacf91) June 11, 2018
Told Andre Villas-Boas has been asked if he'd be interested in Real Madrid. Which after Zidane and Ronaldo would make Bale's coup complete.
— Tom Allnutt (@TomAllnuttAFP) June 11, 2018
Villas-Boas to Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/U6098kzDdc
— Kidiaba's ponytail (@KidiabaPonyTail) June 10, 2018
Isn’t he a rally car driver now?
— JaiP (@JaiP72) June 11, 2018
— Steak Sandwich (@SteakSandwich1) June 11, 2018
He might’ve struggled to make it in the Premier League but could Spanish football be the best place for Villas-Boas to thrive?
What do you think?