Champions League

Zinedine Zidane has 3 matches to save his Real Madrid job?

Real Madrid board has set a deadline of three matches for Zinedine Zidane to turn things around if he wants to save his job according to reports.

The La Liga Champions were the victim of a group double by the Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk and are now on the brink of exiting the Champions League. They have one more match left which is against the group leaders Borussia Monchengladbach. The Germans are in great form and they can top the group with a win.

Zidane’s side is also struggling in La Liga this season. They currently sit 4th in the league and are 7 points away from the top as well as from the relegation zone. They were able to salvage only a point in their last three outings.

According to reports, the upcomings performances against Sevilla, local rivals Atlético Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach will decide Zidane’s future. As far as the opponent’s performances are concerned, this will be a tough task for him.

Zinedine Zidane is still optimistic about his future at Real Madrid:

The Frenchman has a real legacy here as a player, as well as a manager. Winning 3 Champions League in a row is no joke. Zidane agreed to take care of the club during their rebuild.

He won the La Liga on his return. He had the support of the board despite being knocked out by Manchester City in the Champions League.

The players support him and agree that they are going through a rough patch. The same cannot be said about the board now. If they fail to qualify for the round of 16’s, it will be the first time that Real Madrid fail to progress through in the Champions League.

It will be pretty embarrassing and to get the board’s backing after that might just be difficult. After Shakhtar defeat, when asked about will he resign, Zidane responded:

“No. Not at all. I won’t resign. We’ll keep going.”

Zidane

Mauricio Pochettino next Real Madrid boss?

Mauricio Pochettino will be eager to get back to business since the last time he managed in 2019. He was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after a disheartening start to their season. The Argentine coach is also linked to Manchester United after Ole’s inconsistency at Old Trafford.

This will also be a tough decision for Real Madrid’s board. To acquire a manager with such experience, they will have to allocate some funds. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there has been a great loss of funds.

Zidane will have to work really hard to get favourable results if he intends to keep his job intact.

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