Real Madrid ‘could SACK Zinedine Zidane if they lose against Galatasaray in the Champions League after difficult start to the season in Europe’
- Real Madrid face Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday evening
- They need a win or could face exiting the competition in the group stage
- The pressure is growing on Zinedine Zidane and he could leave if they lose
Real Madrid could dismiss manager Zinedine Zidane if they lose against Galatasaray on Tuesday night, according to reports in Spain.
The French boss is facing increasing pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu after a difficult start to the campaign in Europe, with them failing to win either of their opening two games.
While Real have done decently in La Liga, winning five out of their opening nine matches, their Champions League form is a major concern.
Real Madrid could dismiss Zinedine Zidane if they lose against Galatasaray on Tuesday night
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Zidane is under growing pressure at Real Madrid
And according to Spanish newspaper Marca, a defeat in Istanbul on Tuesday night could see Zidane sacked.
They will struggle to get out of their group if they do not manage to get a win in Turkey.
Real expected better after a summer in which they splashed out on the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, but neither has impressed.
The Spanish giants have not been knocked out in the group stage of the Champions League in 23 years and Zidane knows the presure is on.
He said: ‘It’s always a final, I’ve been here for 18 years, I know where we are and the pressure is always going to be there.’
Defeat for his side could lead to them exiting the Champions League at the group stage