At a press conference on Saturday, Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that he could leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. The case would even be more than serious on the side of the Spanish capital.
Zinedine Zidane briefed his players on his decision
” Everything can happen. It’s Real Madrid. I live day by day. They think I am leaving because I take my responsibilities because things are getting complicated. It’s not like that. What I do, I do as much as I can. There is a time when you have to change because it’s good for everyone. There are times when you have to be there and times when you have to leave for the good of all ”, said Zinedine Zidane at a press conference on Saturday afternoon.
According to information from the Spanish media Onda Cero, the Real Madrid coach already wants a change of scenery just two years after his return. A trend confirmed this Sunday by the Madrid daily Marca which even ensures that the 1998 world champion has already indicated his decision to leave to his players during a meeting last Saturday, before the duel against Sevilla FC (2-2). Under contract until June 2022, Zidane has let his group know that he will be leaving at the end of the season. Marca even specifies that Zizou will not go back on this carefully considered decision.
Who to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid?
For his part, Florentino Perez will have to activate to find a replacement for the former French international. And if Raul Gonzalez, former glory of the Merengues, is announced for the moment as the number 1 candidate for this post, the president of Real would also have other ideas behind the head. Indeed, according to the information of the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Pérez is thinking in particular of Massimiliano Allegri for the succession of Zidane.
Free since leaving Juventus Turin in 2019, “Massimiliano Allegri spoke with Real Madrid this week. The priority of the former Juventus coach is to join the Merengues. Florentino Perez will soon choose the future coach of the club “, explains the transfer window specialist. Still according to the same transalpine source, Joachim loew, whose adventure at the head of the German selection will end after the Euro, is also part of the plans of the Madrid management.
But according to the British tabloid Daily Mail, it is especially the idea of a return of Carlo Ancelotti, which had allowed Real Madrid to win its 10th Champions League in 2014, is more and more dug on the side of the Spanish capital.
To be continued…