Former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes has spoken about the succession of Zinedine Zidane. While several names are mentioned, the Madrid legend has a specific idea to replace the French coach.
Real Madrid: Raul, the ideal candidate to replace Zidane?
The more the days go by and the more a departure from Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid is mentioned. The Madrid coach is not expected to be sacked by June, but his adventure in the Spanish capital could come to an end in the coming weeks. The Spanish press announces in a loop that the French have decided to slam the door of Real Madrid and Juventus will work to get him back. Internally, the lines are also moving towards the merengue direction.
President Florentino Pérez is looking for a successor for him and his choice would fall on a former “Galacticos”. The current Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez is said to be favored by the Madrid president. Besides, Fernando Morientes fully validated the choice that would fall on Raul, explaining that his former teammate is the best candidate to replace Zidane. “Raul is more prepared than anyone for the Madrid bench. It is one of the most reliable options to replace Zidane ”, he said in an interview with the channel COPE. However, Fernando Morientes denied having spoken with “his friend” about his future. “I get along well with Raul, but I didn’t ask him if he was going to coach Real Madrid,” he added.
Real: Other coaches in the sights
Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez could be promoted to the head of the first team, as Zinédine Zidane has been in the past. In any case, that is what Morientes believes. But other coaches are also announced at Real Madrid in the event of Zizou’s departure. Real Madrid could enlist the services of an experienced coach and the Italian Massimiliano Allegri – without a club since leaving Juventus – is seen as a very serious track. One of the candidates for Zidane’s post could also be a former White House, in the person of Carlo Ancelotti.