Following Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation, Real Madrid are targeting Mauricio Pochettino or Juventus Coach Max Allegri.
Zizou won his third consecutive Champions League trophy last week, beating Liverpool 3-1 in the Final, and wrote his name in the history books.
Perhaps aware it was difficult to top that run, he chose to walk away this summer, meaning the Merengues need to find a new tactician.
According to multiple Spanish reports, the first choice is Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 46-year-old Argentine has a Spanish passport and already worked in La Liga with Espanyol from 2009 to 2012.
He has been on the Spurs bench since 2014, but there are concerns over his ability to get results in big games.
This is why Sport.es claim that Allegri is the ‘Plan B’ for Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, as he reached the Champions League Final twice in three years and is fresh from a third consecutive domestic Double.
Allegri had also been approached for the Arsenal and Chelsea jobs, but confirmed his desire to stay at Juventus last week.
Curiously, if he does leave, then Zidane would be a strong contender to take over in Turin, returning to the club he left as a player in 2001.
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Football Italia staff