Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp head the wish list for Real Madrid as the Spanish team searches for Zinedine Zidane’s replacement.
The two English Premier League managers have impress during their respective tenures in the league; and Real Madrid have identified both as potential Zidane replacements.
Pochettino to the Santiago Bernabeu
The Times reports Pochettino wants to become the next Real Madrid manager. Despite signing a new fiver-year contract at Tottenham in the days prior to Zidane’s resignation, Pochettino is ready to succeed the Frenchman at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has met with Pochettino recently. Perez wants to overhaul the Real Madrid squad and Pochettino could be the man to lead a new-look Los Blancos next term.
Klopp wanted by Real Madrid supporters
According to the Mirror, Real Madrid supporters have voted unanimously for the club to offer the manager’s position to Klopp. The German has been building Liverpool over the last two in a half season for a Premier League title charge. During his time at Anfield, Klopp has taken Liverpool to two cup finals. Despite losing both, the football Klopp has brought to Liverpool hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Liverpool have no interest in parting with Klopp, and any pursuit of the manager is a waste of time. The Mirror states that sources inside Liverpool are confident Klopp will stay for the long haul. The German wants to continue his project of delivering a Premier League title to Liverpool before he goes.
Who are the top Real Madrid candidates?
Pochettino and Klopp lead the race for the manager’s position at Real Madrid. However, Arsene Wenger is another top candidates according to leading sportsbooks.
Former Real Madrid player Guti is also linked with taking over the reins at the club. Guti played 387 times for Real Madrid during his career. He is a current Real Madrid youth team manager. If Guti doesn’t get the position, there is a chance Scotland’s St. Mirren could sign the coach for next season.