Real Madrid Reveal Former Argentina Footballer As Zidane Replacement

Erica Murray
January 27, 2018

In fact, if Madrid plays poorly and loses again at Mestalla, the only real argument for keeping Zidane in place would be if nobody adequate for the role is available to replace him.

The Meringues hope that the London club's leading players Harry Kane and Dele Alli also will join them, together with Pochettino.

The Argentine now has a contract until 2021 and club bosses want him to lead Spurs into the newly renovated White Hart Lane next season.

Real have made Pochettino their first-choice target as the pressure grows on beleaguered boss Zinedine Zidane in the Spanish capital.

The Spanish giants won the La Liga title and a record 12th European Cup under the Frenchman last season, but have struggled to replicate that form this time around and are trailing arch rivals Barcelona by 19 points in the league.

Balague added: "He definitely wants Pochettino, there's no doubt about that". Zidane's immediate future hinges on the upcoming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain. As Tottenham were travelling to Real Madrid in the Champions League just a few days later, it was perceived in Spain as an attempt to win the hearts of the Madrid locals by criticising Guardiola.

"My commitment is massive [to Spurs]".

The 47-year-old would retain the importance of defensive application and hard work that Pochettino has instilled at Spurs, and may also give the team the ruthlessness and winning mentality that they are now lacking.

"But in the end you never know what is going to happen in football".

Pochettino has declared himself committed to Spurs, but the Lilywhites would be wise to line up some potential replacements of their own in case the Argentine is tempted by the lure of Los Blancos down the line.

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