Nothing stays still in Madrid. The Merengues machine rolls on regardless, leaving opponents and coaches lying broken in its wake.
This week, however, Zinedine Zidane interrupted the cycle. After three trophy-laden years, the Frenchman announced his resignation, leaving President Florentino Perez sullen on the sidelines.
Whoever takes up the reigns, they will need to address some problem areas.
Here are five potential signings Zidane's successor should make.