Zinedine Zidane to quit Real Madrid as Florentino Perez identifies two replacements

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Zinedine Zidane will reportedly resign from his position as Real Madrid manager at the end of the season. Club legend Raul and former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri are two candidates in line to replace the Frenchman.

Zidane will leave the Bernabeu even if Real go on to win La Liga, according to the Mail.

Real are third in the table, five points behind leaders and local rivals Atletico Madrid.

Los Blancos have a game in hand away at Granada this evening and can go within two points of Atletico with victory.

However, Zidane has made his mind up to leave Real even if they pip Atletico to top spot in the final two matches of the season.

The 48-year-old has won two La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues during his two spells as manager.

He will lilely become hot favourite to be the next Juventus boss once his exit from Real is officially confirmed.

Zidane spent five years as a player at Juve before joining Real in 2001.

The future of Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo looks in doubt following a poor season both domestically and in the Champions League.

Juve’s run of nine-straight Serie A titles has been ended, with Inter Milan winning the Italian top flight for the first time in a decade.

Pirlo’s side crashed out of the Champions League at the first knockout stage to Porto.

And they are in danger of failing to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition next season, as they currently sit fifth in Serie A.

The Mail claim Real president Florentino Perez has identified Raul and Allegri as his two targets to replace Zidane.

Former Spain and Real striker Raul is currently a coach for the club’s youth team but has no senior managerial experience.

The report says there will be pressure from within the club on Perez to appoint Raul.

However, the president may instead opt for former Juve boss Allegri.

Allegri has been out of work since leaving Juve at the end of the 2018/19 season.

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