Surprisingly, Zinedine Zidane resigned on Thursday as Real Madrid manager only four days after lifting his third Champions League in a row. Florentino Pérez was as shock as all Real Madrid fans, but now he is working on finding a replacement. It’s a very difficult task because Zizou is irreplaceable, but the president has to do his best to continue with the winning strike. These are the options:
The Argentinian coach is the favourite one. The current Tottenham Hotspur boss has the perfect profile for the job. He likes offensive football, he has earned the confidence of Spurs fans for his speech. Besides, his behaviour with the press and the supporters is perfect, just as Zidane. He’s done a great job with the Spurs in the last three seasons although he hasn’t touched silverware yet. In addition, he is Espanyol supporter and in the past he said that he would never trained FC Barcelona.
On the other hand, he signed a new contract with the Spurs recently and it will be very tough to release him. Daniel Levy wants him as Tottenham boss and Real Madrid would have to pay to bring him to Madrid. In addition, he hasn’t been very successful in the European competitions so far.
Florentino Pérez is very keen on the German national team boss. Löw is doing a great job with Germany, winning the World Cup in Brazil and putting together a great squad. He also likes offensive football, but he only has experience with German or Austrian teams, apart from one year in Turkey. Therefore, he doesn’t know the Spanish league or the language.
Former Real Madrid star, he could continue what Zidane created. He’s also a legend at Real Madrid and he’s been coaching the youngster squad successfully in the last years. However, he doesn’t look prepared yet to be the head coach of Real Madrid. Perhaps, he could be the best option in a couple of years.
Antonio Conte is leaving Chelsea after winning the Premier League and the FA Cup. He’s done a great job at Stamford Bridge, as he did with the Italian national team and Juventus. However, he has a strong character, fighting with the stars of the team like Álvaro Morata or Diego Costa. For this reason, he might not be suitable for the job at Bernabéu.
This would be the oddest choice. Wenger was, once upon a time, Real Madrid target. However, the years passed and the Frenchman couldn’t win big titles for the gunners. After his retirement at Arsenal, it would look very awkward seeing him in Madrid.