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Raul could stay with Real Madrid - thanks to Hierro

Raul could be convinced to stay at Real Madrid, it has been revealed. El Mundo Deportivo says Real president Florentino Perez wants to bring Fernando Hierro back to the club - and this could lead to Raul also staying.

Florentino has been convinced about offering a role to Hierro by general manager Jorge Valdano, who has been impressed by the former Real captain's work as Spain's technical director.

Should Hierro agree, it's suggested he will have a big influence on convincing Raul to remain with Real next season.

Aitor Karanka's appointment as Jose Mourinho's No2 at Real is said to have come from the recommendation of Hierro.

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