Saturday, November 28, 2020

Real to turn to Pochettino or Raul if Zidane is sacked

Real Madrid suffered two consecutive shock defeats in the last week. First they were stunned 0-1 by Cadiz in La Liga on Saturday, and then things got worse when Shakhtar Donetsk left the Spanish capital with three points in the Champions League after winning 2-3 at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium on Wednesday.

Consequently, head coach Zinedine Zidane has been subject to severe scrutiny and criticism. After the Shakhtar debacle, he admitted it could be his own fault.

“I must be doing something wrong,” he said.

According to AS, club president Florentino Perez still has faith in the Frenchman under whose guidance Los Blancos have won 11 major honors so far, including three Champions League trophies. However, things could change quickly if Real lose the El Clasico to Barcelona this Saturday. A potential third defeat in a row, against their arch-rivals too, would take the situation into ‘dangerous territory’.

In case Zidane is sacked any time soon, Real could either promote former striker Raul Gonzalez from the Castilla setup, or they could turn to Mauricio Pochettino, the only available manager to fit their profile at the moment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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