After Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Spanish Champions Real Madrid, club president Florentino Perez has identified Mauricio Pochettino as the potential replacement for Real current boss Zinedine Zidane should the Frenchman need to be replaced before the end of this season.
According to sources, the Champions league defending champions believe the argentine to be the ‘long-term solution’ to their current problems. Current Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has been at the club for less than two years but boasts of back to back Champion’s League trophies and a La Liga trophy.
This season has however started poorly for him and Los Blancos. Real are already eight points behind rivals Barcelona who are currently topping the La Liga table. It is not a huge surprise that the future of Zinedine Zidane is being questioned despite his huge success in the Spanish capital.
With the turnover of managers at Real Madrid being fairly rapid in recent years, with Jose Mourinho as the longest serving manager, 2010 – 2013 since Vincente del Bosque’s spell from 1999 to 2003. It is no shock that the 45 year old Pochettino has been tipped as the front runner to take the job. The former Espanyol defender has impressed in the Premier League with Southampton and now Tottenham.
It remains very likely that the manager’s role at Real Madrid could be available at some point in the nearest future, and the Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino could be the man to take the reins at the helm of affairs at the Santiago Bernabeu.