Who Succeeds Zidane at Bernabeu?
It’s clear that Real Madrid is hunting for a new manager after Zinedine Zidane made an announcement that he will be leaving the club. Zidane won the Champions League for the third time in a row when his team beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday. Now he has made the decision to step down. In this post, we will discuss some of the candidates that are expected to replace Zidane in the position.
Conte is known for his wins in the Italy and England title wins during his term as the Chelsea boss. He is expected to leave the team after a disappointing 2017/18 Premier league Campaign. When he gets the chance to move to Real, this will suit this former Italy boss while Chelsea might escape having to pay a severance package to get Conte from the position. Conte has the character to deal with the pressure associated with Bernabeu. This is one of the front-runners with bookies after Zidane announced that he will be leaving Real Madrid.
He has completed his 22-year tenure with Arsenal. At the end of the season and he has been a long-term target by the Real president Florentino Perez. From reports over the years, Wenger claimed that he had turned down proposals from other clubs to remain loyal to the Gunners. At this time he has the freedom to listen to offers from other clubs. In recent years he has not been successful in competing in the business end of the Premier League and in Europe in recent years but he is seen as an ideal short-term solution.
This is a true Real Madrid man. He is a former playmaker who has successfully won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues in his career and these included 550 appearances for Los Merengues. Guti is currently coaching youth teams at the club and like Zidane, he can be promoted from within to one of the biggest jobs in the world of football. Guti is a favourite with Real supporters even though he lacks experience with the big game experience as the boss.
This 50-year-old Italian has the credential to replace Zidane after winning four successive league and cup doubles at Juventus. Allegri is linked with the vacant post at Arsenal when Wenger’s departure was first announced. But ended speculation by saying he wants to continue working with Juventus. This might change if Real come calling even though he does not have any success in European leagues on his CV. The closest he came was being a 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Zidane’s side in 2017.