The tension is rising at Real Madrid as the manager Zinedine Zidane is starting to show signs of vulnerability on the job. A crestfallen start to the Champions League season turned disastrous when the Los Blancos fell to Shakhtar Donetsk in a 2-0 defeat. The defeat marked their second defeat to the Ukrainian champions this season. After the disappointment, Real Madrid is at the risk of dropping to the Europa League, or potentially out of Europe as a whole. Despite a title win last season, the Real Madrid manager Zidane has been called into question as Real Madrid’s standards have dropped since the past year. So, here are three potential replacements for Zidane for the Real Madrid job
Three Potential replacements for Zidane at Real Madrid-
Massimiliano Allegri –
The former Juventus former has been out of a job since he departed from the Turin-based club in 2019. As a proven winner, his track record of 6 Serie A titles puts him above most candidates for the job. His resume further states that he is a 4-time Serie A coach of the year, and a 2-time champions league finalist. His hunger for success and his man-management abilities put him in a unique category in management. If the rumors are anything to go by, the former AC Milan manager is weighing his options, and the prospect of managing Real Madrid could likely outweigh any option.
Thomas Tuchel –
The PSG coach has had a rollercoaster of a year with the French club. After winning a domestic double, he guided his team to their first-ever Champions League final. The German has a great coaching pedigree and could be very successful at the Spanish club. To quantify his success, he managed two Ligue 1 titles, with his second season ending in a league and cup double. After a conquest like this, it’s just a matter of time before he considers a new challenge.
Mauricio Pochettino –
The most popular choice of all is the former Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino. Having professed his love to take over the club in the past, now might be the best possible time for him to take over the 13-time European Cup champions. The Argentinian coach has built up quite a reputation for restructuring clubs, through his intelligence and man-management. He might not boast the best trophy cabinet across Europe, but he possesses the potential to take the club back to where they belong. He is also capable of working on a limited budget as seen in his Tottenham days but with that said, the prospect of managing Real Madrid should obviously come with the opportunity to spend quite a bit of money. The increased budget could easily motivate the former Espanyol coach to consider the job.
The final say –
It’s unlikely how things are going to go down at the Bernabeu but as of now, the current La Liga champions are overcoming a terrible start to both their domestic and champions league campaign and Zidane’s days on the job are looking more and more uncertain with each passing day.