3 managers who can replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
Real Madrid are having an unacceptable season so far. Having lost 4 matches and drawing 5 in the league already, the Spanish giants have repeatedly been left humiliated by the visiting teams at the Santiago Bernabeu.
They currently sit fourth in the table and trail rivals Barcelona by a massive 19 point gap. Added to their misery is their early exit from the Copa del Rey, which has left Champions League qualification as the team's only ray of hope.
Zidane's style of football is not being greeted by the Bernabeu faithful with cheers anymore, implying that even a third successive Champions League title would not be enough to salvage the Frenchman's job. As the Spanish Champions look set for managerial changes, we take a look at the possible replacements for Zinedine Zidane.
#1 Mauricio Pochettino
The Tottenham Hotspur boss could be the favourite for the job after impressing in England. The Argentine has even refused to rule out a move if a big side offers a role.
Pochettino is known for his excellent eye for talent and bringing the best out of his players. He has managed players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld and made them modern-day superstars.
It was his Spurs team which beat Real Madrid in the Champions' League at Wembley and gained a point at the Bernabeu last year, in what was an emphatic performance from the English side. The former Southampton manager could be a success in Spain considering Real Madrid's financial prowess as compared to Tottenham.