Zinedine Zidane Soon to Leave Real? Mourinho Favourite to Become the Next Coach

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Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, is reportedly unhappy with coach Zinedine Zidane, and the Sunday’s loss at Mallorca only aggravated the situation for the three-time Champions League winner. If the results do not pick up, the Frenchmen could be on the block.

The leading favourite to take Zidane’s position is Jose Mourinho, who coached the club for three years, between 2010-2013. According to the well-informed local newspapers El Chiringuito, the Spanish giant is very much interested in seeing Mourinho at Santiago Bernabeu once again.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was Perez’s first “backup option” at the start of the season when Zizou was supposed to leave the club. But things have changed now. Neither Tottenham is shining this season, nor is Real satisfied with Zidane’s services, so the return of the famous Portuguese expert is more likely.

Real has handed over the crown to Barcelona after losing to Mallorca 1:0 on Sunday. Barca currently has 19 points, one more than the Royal Club. But what’s more troublesome is Real’s status in the Champions League. They are dead last in group A, having only one point from two matches. PSG leads the pack with six points, while Club Brugge has two.

The eventual arrival of Jose Mourinho will reinforce Real’s defense, as the Portuguese expert is well-known for defensive strategies. This season, Benzema made the most appearances among strikers (10), but he’ll likely have to share his spot with Luka Jović and Lukas Vasquez, should Mourinho take over the club.

The “Special One” is also a big fan of Gareth Bale, who is still trying to get back to his best form. Bale, who was the most expensive player in the history of the renowned club, didn’t get the opportunity to work with Mourinho. The Portuguese coach departed from Bernabeu a couple of weeks before Bale arrived.

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