There are rumors floating around Spain claiming that Zinedine Zidane’s days are numbered as a new manager is set to take charge of the reigns next season.
Real Madrid is currently struggling, placed 4th in the league and is 16 points off the top of the table, as fierce rivals Barcelona look favorites to win the La Liga this season. However, the 3-0 loss to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu just before Christmas may have sealed the fate of Zinedine Zidane career at Real Madrid.
Despite recently stating that he is willing to sign an extension with Madrid, Zidane added that he “cannot look two or three years ahead because having the contract does not mean anything”. He has led the club to a record consecutive Champions League titles and a La Liga title since he took over at the helm.
However, now reports from Spain claim that Fiorentino Perez is looking to bring in the World Cup winning manager Joachim Low to replace the French legend. The Madrid board is also being optimistic about luring the German boss to the Bernabeu, confident that he would accept the proposal. With Barcelona doing very well in the league and Zidane struggling, the Los Blancos’ board believes that a
Issues With The Deal-
However, the Spanish giants may face a few problems when it comes to bringing Joachim Low to Madrid. The 57-year-old is currently tied to a deal with the German Football Association (DFB), where his contract runs out only after the Euro 2020. But according to reports from Spain, Madrid do plan on reaching an agreement with the DFB, which could see Low offered the job after the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.
Joachim Low took over the German national squad in 2006, won the World Cup in 2014 and also finished runners-up in the Euro 2008. The 57-year-old manager also won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and will be looking forward to defending his World Cup title in the summer before a possible switch to Real Madrid.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, along with Chelsea’s Antonio Conte has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid to manage the Spanish champions next season.
I guess Madrid should wait till the end of the season before making hasty decisions, although its unacceptable for the European champions to go what they are going through at the moment, Zinedine Zidane has won them trophies and may even land some silverware other than the La Liga this season and then decide if they want a new manager or not.