5 reasons why Real Madrid should sack Zinedine Zidane
It sounds odd given they swept the board last season to win both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, but right now Real Madrid are in trouble.
They currently sit in 4th position in La Liga, trailing miles behind leaders Barcelona by a massive 19 points, and they’ve already lost a surprising 4 games – more than they did in the entirety of last season.
Outside of the league, they’re out of the Copa del Rey, and they’ve also struggled in the Champions League too, losing to Tottenham and finishing behind them in the group stages. Basically, 2017/18 is looking like the biggest disaster for Los Blancos in years.
So could the solution be to fire manager Zinedine Zidane? After such a great start in the job, it sounds crazy, but it could be the only way to go. Here are five reasons why.
#5 They’re likely to finish the season without a big trophy
Ignoring the minor trophies that Real have already won, 2017/18 is looking likely to be the first season that Los Blancos will end without a major trophy since 2014/15 – and even then, the side finished second in La Liga and made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. And unsurprisingly, the lacklustre season saw Carlo Ancelotti fired.
This time Zidane is likely to do even worse than Ancelotti did. 19 points is simply too much to overhaul in order for Real to win the league, and they’re even 10 points behind the current second-placed side. With Villareal only 2 points behind them in 5th, they’re basically one bad run away from sliding out of the Champions League spots – which would be inconceivable.
And speaking of the Champions League, the current rumour is that Zidane will only retain his job by retaining Europe’s biggest trophy. But given they’ve been drawn against Paris St. Germain – the side who have largely destroyed all opposition thus far – in the Round of 16, the likelihood of this seems slim to none.
Real Madrid simply can’t accept a season without a major trophy, and so Zidane’s got to go.