Actual Madrid going out of the Champions League by the hands of Chelsea within the semi-final is a serious disappointment.
Los Blancos might additionally finish the season trophy-free, and it is clear that they’re not the pressure they had been all through the 2010s. Apart from Karim Benzema’s excellence and the technical grace of their midfield three, their squad operates like an previous Alfa Romeo; filled with character, however frequently breaking down and a little bit of a chore.
You possibly can’t simply exchange 11 gamers and hope for outcomes, nevertheless. Signings have to be made, however maybe below the watch of a brand new supervisor. Zinedine Zidane has had his enjoyable throughout two spells within the scorching seat with Los Blancos, however a Champions League exit and doubtlessly surrendering La Liga looks like time to cut and alter, particularly if Juventus or France come calling this summer time.
Florentino Perez can also be a bit mad and wishes one thing to maintain him entertained with the European Tremendous League now off the playing cards.
Here is who 90min thinks may very well be thought of for the highest job, ranked by probability of it taking place.
We by no means stated significantly thought of, however give it some thought, Moysey is on the up.
Give him 12 months within the scorching seat, signal Thomas Soucek and Jesse Lingard and let the magic occur. Offering he is improved on his Spanish since his stint with Actual Sociedad, that’s.
Fanciful ideas out of the way in which, there’s a status rising round Diego Martinez that has seen him earmarked as one of many brightest coaches in La Liga.
The 40-year-old is working wonders with Granada on a tiny price range, having taken them to the semi-final of the Copa Del Rey in 2019/20, and the quarter remaining of the 2020/21 Europa League.
Attaining promotion to La Liga in solely 2019, Martinez’s facet are on for back-to-back top-half finishes, because of a urgent system that’s deadly on the counter.
There are extra skilled choices, nevertheless, that means Martinez is behind the queue… for now.
Holding it in-house with the Spanish high flight, Los Blancos might think about Imanol, who’s impressing with Actual Sociedad, having gained the delayed Copa del Rey earlier this 12 months
Imanol units up with a mixture of athleticism and technical capability and will use a 4-3-3 with Real. He’d additionally been getting the very best out of Martin Odegaard throughout his mortgage spell with the membership.
Once more, he might fall when pitted in opposition to high candidates, but it surely’s a extra delicate possibility.
The Germany boss is an actual powerful one. Is he really any good?
On one hand, Low is actually a World Cup winner who is offered after the summer time. However on the flip facet, Germany have not been excellent in current occasions, and he hasn’t managed membership soccer since 2004.
If Perez is feeling dangerous, then that is the stab at nighttime method.
See additionally: Roberto Martinez.
Maybe essentially the most underrated head coach in membership soccer, Antonio Conte has labored wonders with Inter.
He is led the Nerazzuri to a Scudetto for the primary time since 2010, having solely misplaced it by some extent within the 2019/20 season. Conte’s Inter are a bullish pressure which might be onerous to interrupt down and even more durable to out work.
Conte will get essentially the most out of his squads and is extraordinarily passionate. He would possibly fancy a brand new problem having gained the Scudetto with rumours of points behind the scenes. Attempting to relight a hearth amongst this Madrid squad would definitely maintain him occupied.
He is barely finished half a season at Paris Saint-Germain, however having been knocked out of the Champions League and scrapping for the Ligue 1 title, Pochettino’s place is surprisingly precarious already. He is additionally made no secret of his curiosity within the Bernabeu hot-seat up to now.
The Argentine calls for a bodily sport from his sides, however will get essentially the most out of gamers and performs engaging soccer.
There are nonetheless questions over his capability on the very high degree, however the Madrid job would take a look at his grit and get him away from a PSG squad affected by egos.
Regardless of being out of the sport since 2019, Allegri continues to be linked with Europe’s high jobs.
A return to administration is definitely on the playing cards sooner quite than later, and what higher solution to return than by galvanising Los Blancos as soon as extra?
The one difficulty is that Juventus are seemingly eager to carry him again to the membership, so Actual Madrid would want to behave quick to snap up the Italian.
2001 Ballon d’Or winner and Actual Madrid legend Raul has been honing his craft in administration within the Castilla setup since 2019.
Madrid employed Zidane by means of the identical course of again in 2017, thus essentially the most logical (and cost-effective) appointment can be to interchange him in the identical trend.
It’s cliché, however he is aware of the membership and has been groomed within the desired administration type. It is also cheaper than bringing in a high identify from one other membership, thus a extra pure altering of the guard is sensible.