Real Madrid GM Jorge Valdano has dismissed talk of Michel returning to the club as head coach.

The Getafe boss has been linked with Manuel Pellegrini's job as Real's own version of Barcelona and Pep Guardiola.

But Valdano rapped: "Real Madrid does not copy models from other teams."

However, he did add: "It's too early to talk about this, but later on someone like Raul could be a good solution for our bench. The same goes for Michel, but nothing is on the immediate horizon."