Zidane having returned his coaching apron, Real Madrid are now looking for a new coach. Here are the three favorites.
It’s a new page that is turning for Zidane Zidane and Real Madrid. The Frenchman has decided to close his second stage with the Merengue after a season without a title and marked by many problems, whether it is injuries, the Covid-19, or simply a questioning of Zidane’s work.
All these elements prompted the French coach to return his apron and turn the page for a second time in his love affair with Real Madrid.
It remains to be seen who will replace him on the Madrid bench? If Massimiliano Allegri was the number one option to take over from Zidane, sources consulted by Goal indicate that the Italian has once again said no to the white club in order to resume their service to Juventus.
The Italian team reportedly went to their former coach, with whom they won five Scudettos, to ask him to come back when the Old Lady had to give up the title of champion of Italy. A request that Allegri accepted without batting an eyelid.
Three men for a bench
Raúl, a club legend, ready to take the plunge
His great season with Castilla close to advancing to the second division coupled with the Youth League title two years ago, have made Raul one of the favorites to succeed Zidane. Without a doubt, the most Madrilenian of all, so appreciated for his sixteen seasons as a club striker. He could follow in the footsteps of Zidane who wore the Madrid jersey, before starting his coaching career with young people and then taking over the first team.
It is not for nothing that Raul preferred to decline the offer of Eintracht Frankfurt as Goal can confirm it, being in expectation of this great opportunity. Seeing Raul one day lead Real Madrid like Zidane did before, no one doubts it.
Conte, goodbye to Inter … hello to Madrid?
Conte is a man of character who revolutionized Italy, breaking Juventus’ nine years of tyranny in the league. With Inter, he offered himself a Scudetto even before the end of the championship and also seduced with a tactic not nearly as defensive as one might imagine. His differences with the owners of Inter Milan, also forced to rebuild their finances after the pandemic, prompted the Italian coach to leave his post to everyone’s surprise.
Having already coached Juve, Chelsea and the Italian selection, Conte is not a novice in the profession. Only his character could play tricks on him. According to some sources consulted by Goal , not everyone is keen on seeing the Italian arrive in the club and the locker room executives would also be reluctant … What to put Conte out of the race?
Pochettino, in ambush despite a contract with PSG
After only six months at PSG, it’s hard to imagine Mauricio Pochettino setting sail. Yet this is what he has been saying to himself for a few hours. If contacts were made with Tottenham for a return to London, the Argentine has never hidden his love for Real Madrid. In the past, he has been presented as a candidate for the Madrid bench when Zidane lived on the edge after a complicated start to the season.
But ultimately it was PSG who went to look for him and hired him with the goal of the Champions League title, in addition to that of Ligue 1. Finally, the Parisian club stopped in the semi-final of C1 and was overtaken by Lille in the league. What to call it into question? The vacant post in Madrid could perhaps give him ideas as well … In any case, the Madrid club would not have forgotten since, according to Goal, information was taken from the entourage of the Argentine to test field.