While Zinédine Zidane has already announced his departure at the end of the season to Real Madrid players, the Spanish press is already speculating on the name of his replacement. Raul, currently on the bench of Castilla, seems the big favorite as reported by Marca. The names of Massimiliano Allegri and Joachim Löw are also mentioned.
It’s starting to look more and more like the end of the story between Real Madrid and Zinédine Zidane. According to information from several Spanish media this Saturday, the current technician merengue would have announced his departure to the players, which will be effective at the end of this season.
Asked about his future again this Saturday, Zinédine Zidane has already given a subliminal message. “You may think that every time, I give up my post to take away all responsibility, or something like that. Absolutely not, slipped the French coach in front of the media. What I do, I do. Do it thoroughly. And then sometimes there comes a time when things have to change. Not just for me, but for everyone. For the good of the club, the people. “
Under contract until June 2022, Zidane therefore seems to have recorded his departure at the end of the season, regardless of the La Liga scenario. Defending Spanish champion, Real Madrid are currently two units behind Atlético de Madrid after 36 days. The Spanish press is already speculating on the name of his successor.
A name has been gaining momentum for several days: that of Raul, current coach of Castilla, the Real Madrid reserve. For Marca, he is the main favorite. Like Zinédine Zidane, the Spanish technician could take the plunge by being propelled from the reserve bench to the first team. In any case, he is seen as a symbol of the continuity of Zidane’s work. The former Spanish striker also remains largely appreciated and respected, as a legend of the club. Courted in Germany and in particular by Eintracht Frankfurt, Raul has in any case made his ranges and seems ready to enter the big scene at 43 years old. His philosophy sticks with that of the club.
Behind the internal solution embodied by Raul, now candidate number 1, other names also arise to replace Zidane. Marca quotes in particular Massimiliano Allegri, free since the summer of 2019 and his last experience at Juventus. Joachim Löw, who will leave his post as coach of the Germany team after the Euro, is also mentioned as a potential candidate.