Vicente Del Bosque will depart Besiktas this week, amid speculation that he could return to former club Real Madrid.

With just one win in their opening seven games, Besiktas held an emergency board meeting at the weekend, and Del Bosque looks set to carry the can for the team’s poor start to the season.

“We have discussed the situation of the team,” stated Reha Muhtar.

“We always have an alternative for the team.

“We will talk to our coach on Monday and we will explain our decision to him.

“We play a very important match on Thursday with Bodo (Glimt) in the Uefa Cup.”

Del Bosque was adamant he would not be resigning.

“As a trainer, I don’t quit my team on a bad day,” he said.

However, given Besiktas dreadful start to the season, the decision may soon be taken out of his hands.

Del Bosque was sacked by Real last summer despite guiding the club to the Spanish league title and although he subsequently rejected the offer of non-coaching role at the Bernabeu, he may now be prepared to swallow his pride and return to the club.

In his four-year spell with Madrid, Del Bosque led the club to two Champions League successes and two Spanish League titles.