It is no secret that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been under a lot of pressure in the last few months after a poor season so far by the club’s high standards. This has led some publications to link other managers to the Santiago Bernabeu, with one in particular becoming more and more prominent.
According to reports, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochetino is the number one choice to replace Zinedine Zidane should the club decide to make a change. According to the Daily Mail, officials from Real Madrid have made contact with associates of Pochettino to see if he would be interested in the move.
Their sources have suggested that the former Argentina international would be interested in the Los Blancos job too. His current contract at Spurs is due to run until June 2021 and there is reportedly no release clause. This of course means that Real would likely have to pay a big fee to secure his services.
A Move Will Not Be Easy
As Real Madrid will know from signing a few players from the club in the past, Tottenham do not sell any of their assets easily. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is notorious for being a tough negotiator so it will be interesting to see how this develops.
Spurs are expected to do everything they possibly can to keep hold of Pochettino and are expected to reject any approaches for their head coach. The club are due to move into their new stadium in the next few years and will hope to have Poch in charge when they do.
As well as the possibility of a new manager, Real Madrid have been linked with a number of players too, such as Neymar, Eden Hazard and Robert Lewandowski. The landscape of the club could be drastically changed by the end of the summer.