Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has identified Zinedine Zidane’s replacement.
Perez reportedly wants Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino to replace the Frenchman who announced his resignation from the club on Thursday morning.
The 45-year-old called an unexpected press conference, where he broke the news of his decision to quit.
Spanish news outlet, Don Balon, reports that Tottenham’s Pochettino is set to be Zidane’s replacement, adding that he could be announced as the new Real boss in the coming days.
Real will contact Tottenham in the coming days to open talks over signing of Pochettino.
Speaking about his decision to quit Real, Zidane said, “I spoke to him [Perez] to explain a little what I was thinking at the moment.
“First for me, the squad, the club I think it’s a bit of a weird moment but an important one that is good for everyone.
“What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology and that’s why I took this decision.
“I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams.
“But everything changes and that’s why I’ve taken the decision to leave.
“After doing three years, it’s the right decision. I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me.
“I have a special love for this fanbase. I thank you all for your support and there are difficult times when there are whistles but that is part of this club.
“I think at times the players need it, when you have a difficult time you have to front up occasionally. When the fans spur us on, that’s important.”
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