Massimiliano Allegri and Jose Mourinho among ‘contenders to replace Zinedine Zidane’ should Real Madrid part ways with boss, while Xabi Alonso also a surprise name in the hat
- Zinedine Zidane’s role at Real Madrid is already under intense scrutiny this term
- Massimiliano Allegri is on a shortlist of candidates that could replace him
- Jose Mourinho and Raul have also been mentioned as possibilities by Marca
Massimiliano Allegri has been named as a possible replacement for Zinedine Zidane should he be sacked by Real Madrid.
The French boss is under pressure at the Bernabeu after a disappointing start to the season, empahised by their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Spanish papers have reported that Zidane’s performance is now under scrutiny, and according to Marca, there is already a list of three candidates that could replace him.
Massimiliano is among three contenders to replace Zinedine Zidane if he is sacked by Real
Jose Mourinho is another name mentioned by Marca as a possible replacement
They list former Juventus boss Allegri as one of the contenders, with the Italian yet to find a club having left the Serie A champions in the summer.
They also suggest Jose Mourinho could make a return to the club following his departure from Manchester United.
Former Real Madrid striker Raul is also seen as a possible candidate.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Xabi Alonso is seen as a natural successor, more so than the former No 7.
Alonso has taken the reins at Real Sociedad B, but Florentino Perez sees him as a Real Madrid boss one day, and believes the club made a mistake in letting him leave to pursue his coaching career elsewhere.
Xabi Alonso is also a surprise candidate for the role should it become available