Real Madrid: The best replacement for Zinedine Zidane

With Zidane handing in his resignation, RealSport look at the candidates to replace him.

oliver stein by Oli Stein

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In one of the surprises of the summer, Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid less than a week after becoming the first manager in history to win the Champions League three times in a row.

His third -and Real Madrid’s 13th- European title was the ninth trophy the Frenchman had won in his three-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zidane won everything as a player with Real Madrid, retired and joined the backroom staff before returning to the fore as a manager and winning everything available… again. He leaves on a high with his legendary legacy completely intact.

With Los Blancos now managerless, they’ll be searching for the ideal candidate to help usher in the new era of success, especially at a time when both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are reportedly leaving the club.

RealSport examine their options.


Oli Stein

Oli graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in History and has worked with RealSport since September 2016. Currently assistant football editor and Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @steinoliver_