Real Madrid’s prodigy and present manager Zinedine Zidane has shockingly exploded to news to the players that he will leave the club at the end of this season. After a victorious few years as a manager at Real Madrid, the 48-year-old astoundingly left the club at ending of the 2017-18 season. However, Zidane made a magnificent return to the club in the subsequent season. With the club struggling, he guided Madrid to a remarkable Laliga title within the 2019-20 season. With a number of high-profile players within the club and numerous probable contenders for the manager of Real Madrid, they have got to make the proper choice prioritizing the future of the club.
Physical and mental fatigue from the responsibility of managing a club of Real Madrid’s competence could be a possible reason behind Zizou’s departure.
Having rejuvenated the club, who still possess a chance to become champions this season, the Frenchman has concluded to part ways with Madrid and has shaken the entire football world.
Five probable contenders for the manager of Real Madrid
1. Raul Gonzalez
The Madrid legend used to be Real Madrid’s all-time top goal-scorer before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived.
The 43-year-old features a very comparable iconic status at the club like Zidane. Raul had conquered everyone’s heart during his time at the youth team, having won the UEFA Youth Cup. After a triumphant campaign at RM Castilla, the Spaniard seems promising to take over the senior side.
Raul has been critical to bringing forward, mold, and promote tons of young talent in the youth club, with Miguel Gutierrez, Antonio Blanco, and Sergio Arribas having high possibilities to conquer a spot within the senior team. Real Madrid’s prodigy, Raul Gonzalez, is presently leading the race to become the next manager at Madrid.
2. Joachim Low
The German manager is undeniably one of the most high-profile names who is linked with the position at Real Madrid. Joachim Low laid light on the path for his nation to a historic World Cup title in 2014 and has declared that he will quit his position at the end of Euros this summer. Low’s greatest achievement came in 2014 when he bagged the World Cup, though his record has faintly fallen since that glorious night.
Nonetheless, he maintains a high profile, something Perez seems to find significant. But Low’s last season in club management was with Rapid Wien in Austria (2003-04) and it might be a touch of risk from Real Madrid’s side to opt for him amongst other candidates.
3. Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti had been managing Real Madrid between 2013 and 2015 and his ideas were the driving force behind the best performances of Angel Di Maria in Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League victorious battle in 2014-15.
Ancelotti is respected and idolized in Madrid as he was the manager who captained their ship to La Decima, Real Madrid’s 10th UEFA Champions League win. He also won the FIFA Club World Cup, Copa Del Rey, and UEFA Super Cup with Real Madrid. He even managed Bayern Munich before joining Everton.
However, everyone patiently awaits to see if Ancelotti would be keen to drop Everton and make a return to Real Madrid.
4. Hansi Flick
The 56-year-old German was the assistant manager when the German national team triumphed over the World Cup in 2014. Flick is now a famous top manager himself. Hans-Dieter “Hansi” Flick became the manager of Bayern Munich in 2019 and has led them to all sorts of success during a 2-year span. Having led the club to an iconic treble in 2020, Flick left everyone spellbound with exciting tactics which screamed success. Hans Dieter-Flick is about to leave Bayern Munich after two stellar seasons as manager. Bayern Munich has already declared that Julian Nagelsmann will take over next summer.
5. Massimiliano Allegri
Massimiliano Allegri is perhaps their most suitable candidate for Real Madrid. Allegri has been on pause after a flourishing period with Juventus in 2019.
Being a fantastic coach, he transformed Juventus into one among the leading teams, even beating Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League within the 2014-15 season.
Allegri managed Juventus to 2 UEFA Champions League finals. Unfortunately, he lost both times. This made him believe that his reign had come to an end. He had nothing more to offer to the club.
The Italian coach builds his strategy around a robust defense. His teams have a definite and cohesive sort of play. He was ready to bring the most out of all the midfielders he guided at Juventus. At Real Madrid, he will have a pot of gold to sculpt.
If Real Madrid opts for Allegri, he could turn out to be one of the wisest decisions the club ever made.