Chelsea set to target Zidane after shock Madrid exit

Jun 02, 2018, 01:32
Chelsea set to target Zidane after shock Madrid exit

Gab Marcotti reveals some of the candidates and his early pick for the next Real Madrid manager.

"When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen to them", Pochettino said.

The sudden availability of Zinedine Zidane - now 7/2 from 33/1 - means the FA Cup winners could now alter their focus, while Laurent Blanc is also now a contender in the Next Chelsea Manager Market.

Zinedine Zidane's abrupt departure from Real Madrid could spark a managerial merry-go-round that would send shockwaves through the Premier League.

"Zidane's legacy will be hard to improve upon", Casillas said in AS.

Zidane stepped down from the Madrid manager's position just five days after winning the Champions League.

His decision, which was announced yesterday afternoon, came as a shock to the club's president Florentino Perez, who admitted they had not yet had time to establish a potential successor, though Mauricio Pochettino has since emerged as a front-runner.

Sarri though is no giving up on managing Chelsea, and has instructed his team to work on alternative ways to release him from Napoli's grip. It ended well for me when I was a player and it's ended well for me as a manager. Of course, we have a lot of dreams. I know it's a odd moment for everyone involved, but I think it's the right decision.

However, he then added, per AS (via Wright): "I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that".

The 45-year-old spoke with club captain Sergio Ramos on the phone before notifying the rest of the squad about his decision. I am not exhausted of coaching after three years. I'm not going to manage another side now.

The Sun say Chelsea, widely tipped to replace Antonio Conte this summer, will at least make an informal approach to see if Zidane can be tempted to take over at Stamford Bridge. "I'm not here to talk about the future of this team".

Pochettino, 46, only signed a new contract with Spurs to 2023 last week, so Real would have to pay a big premium if they want to appoint him.

Zidane was hired in January 2016, his first major coaching job. "The first time I thought it was inside the five year and I thought I can not do that, that would betray my club".