Despite the recent appointment of Zinedine Zidane on the Real Madrid bench, Los Blancos President Florentino Perez is believed to be looking towards England ahead of yet another coaching change.
The Frenchman was parachuted in the job midseason, taking over from the sacked Rafael Benitez. The weekend’s derby loss to Atletico Madrid has piled the pressure on the former France ace however, leading the Real patron to start shopping around.
Perez has therefore shortlisted Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pocchetino as a potential candidate for the Real Madrid hot-seat. The Argentine has been one of the rising stars in the Premier League, leading Spurs to an unexpected title charge as they sit just behind surprise leaders Leicester City.
The 44-year-old has earned rave reviews for his team’s attacking style of play and his ability to bring through young players. Pochettino has also led the North London outfit to the Europa League Round of 16, where they meet Borussia Dortmund.
However the Spurs boss faces competition for the job, with the Real supremo also keen on Juventus tactician Massimiliano Allegri as well as Germany coach Joachim Low.
Whoever gets the job, Perez is said to be readying a three-year deal worth €7 million per season.
Adapted from article in La Gazzetta dello Sport by Carlo Laudisa