Looking for a new coach to succeed Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid polled former Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte. Even if nothing has yet been completed, this track is getting thicker and thicker.
Real Madrid: contact established with Antonio Conte
The information had been circulating for a few days, it is now official! Zinedine Zidane is no longer the coach of Real Madrid. The Spanish club has formalized his departure this Thursday at midday. “Real Madrid communicate that Zidane has decided to end his current stage as coach of Real Madrid. The club respects his decision and thanks him for his professionalism, his commitment, his passion during all these years and for what his figure represents for Real. Zidane is one of Real’s big myths and his legend goes beyond what he was as a coach and player of our club. He knows that he is in the heart of Madrid and that Real Madrid are and always will be his home ”.
The French coach therefore leaves after a second term at the helm of the Madrid bench and the management of Real Madrid is working to find his successor. While Massimiliano Allegri was mentioned as the big favorite to replace Zizou, the Italian tactician should engage in the coming hours with Juventus Turin. Real Madrid then digs another track, the one leading to Antonio Conte.
According to information from RMC Sport, the Italian technician, who recently left Inter Milan, is indeed a serious candidate for the succession of Zinedine Zidane. Sports radio indeed reveals the existence of contacts between Antonio Conte and representatives from Madrid. She adds that the 51-year-old manager had previously refused an approach from the Spanish club, but he has since revised his position. Free since his departure from Inter Milan, Conte could discover La Liga in the coming weeks.
Other avenues to replace Zidane
But Antonio Conte is not the only name checked by Real Madrid management to replace Zizou. The legendary former scorer of the Merengues, Raul Gonzalez, who currently manage Castilla successfully, logically finds himself in the sights of the first team. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is also announced in Madrid, but that remains very uncertain.