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Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

01 June, 2018, 18:45 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid

Press Association Sport understands there is no buy-out clause in the terms of Pochettino's new deal and no verbal agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that the 46-year-old could leave should Real Madrid come calling.

But who will replace Zidane as Real boss? For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Centre podcast, Sheth said: "If Conte goes, Sarri would be the favourite to take over". Although in this case it doesn't depend on me.

Zidane shocked world football on Thursday when he confirmed in a hastily arranged news conference that he was resigning from his post just five days after guiding the club to a third successive Champions League title.

Blanc has been out of a job for two seasons now, and is said to be keen to return to management if the right offer comes his way in the next couple of months.

With United said to have made landing the ex-Tottenham and Southampton man a "main objective", Madrid are ready to throw a spanner in the works by offering him a new contract, Mail Online report.

In just three campaigns in charge at Real Madrid he won the biggest prize in club soccer three times, plus added two FIFA Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, one La Liga title and and the Spanish Super Cup.

After reaching the Champions League final, he and the club are already building for next season.

Zidane was considered one of the all-time greats as a player, his mixture of sublime skill wrapped up in a muscular package driving France to victory in the 1998 World Cup on home soil.

It has been a long time in the making, as the Spain global revealed he wanted to leave a year ago when Paris Saint-Germain made an approach, while he expects it will be his final transfer before retiring in Milan.

He has the pedigree given the impressive job he has done with Die Mannschaft, but it would be a huge challenge for the 58-year-old to return to club management having spent 14 years in the global setup.

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