Real Madrid ‘is lining up club legend Raul of Germany boss Joachim Low to take over as manager if Zinedine Zidane leaves the Bernabeu’ with only one year left on the Frenchman’s deal.
- Real Madrid faces unforeseen circumstances when Zinedine Zidane leaves the club
- Los Blancos have reportedly made Raul and Joachim Low their ‘Plan B’ option
- Madrid would rather keep Zidane, whose deal at the Bernabeu expires in 2022
- Club legend Raul leads Castilla as Low leaves Germany this summer
Real Madrid has lined up a ‘Plan B’ option in case Zinedine Zidane leaves Bernabéu – with club legend Raul and Germany boss Joachim Low their main goals, according to reports in Spain.
The French boss has only one year left with his contract with the Spanish giants as he tries to keep Madrid fighting on multiple fronts. Los Blancos are still six points behind La Liga leader Atletico and are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Zidane – who ended his first stint in 2018 after two and a half years – has been under tremendous pressure this season after a poor start to the campaign and has been linked with an exit – now Madrid leaders are lining up the contingencies in case he left with President Florentino Perez keeping an eye on their Castile boss Raul or Low, as per AS
Real Madrid set ‘Plan B’ option in case current boss Zinedine Zidane leaves club
Los Blancos consider German boss Joachim Low (left) and club legend Raul (right)
The front page of AS says ‘double Plan B’ with both Low and Raul on the sidelines
An iconic figure in the Spanish capital after having played for the club 741 times, Raul has been in charge of their renowned academy since 2019 and has been earmarked as the successor to Zidane – who also coached the team before progressing to the senior level in 2016. rank. .
The former striker would be the ‘most viable’ option to coach Madrid as an apparent internal appointment, the report adds, saying he is ‘tactically daring’ and outperforming Zidane with Castilla.
Low, meanwhile, will become a free agent this summer after announcing that he will be leaving the German national team after a 14-year stint.
However, keeping Zidane will be the ‘best option’ for Real Madrid as it means they have performed well in the Champions League – which would bolster their position.
Staying Zidane would be the ‘best option’ because it means he has been successful
ASs The front page reads ‘Double Plan B’ with Low and Raul on the sidelines of Madrid, subtitled ‘Madrid expects a possible exit from Zidane with two candidates – Low and Raul.’
Low has a serious pedigree winning the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, turning the team into regular challengers for major tournaments – only once did he fail to make it to at least the semi-finals of a competition.
Now 61, Low has previously admitted that he would like to switch to club management and try his luck with a team in another country – calling the Madrid post ‘an interesting job for a coach’.
Raul is an icon at the Bernabeu after 714 performances and would be a ‘viable’ option
Germany boss Low will leave his post this summer and previously admitted interest in Madrid
“Hopefully I see my contract out, but my race as national coach is almost over and you have to make plans at some point,” he said in 2018.
‘I would be interested in coaching at the club level. I have no intention of retiring. It would be abroad. I don’t think it will be in Germany.
[Real are] a club that is interesting for every coach, right? ‘