One thing is certain: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not be rushed into bring a new manager.
He is a man that will bide his time till the best possible candidate has been chosen. The current favourite is Carlo Ancelotti; however, Paris St Germain has vehemently denied he is going anywhere.
Jupp Heynckes has also been linked, but one candidate that may surprise many is that French legend Zinedine Zidane has been touted as a potential Jose Mourinho successor.
Since leaving the game in the midst of a head-butt and a sprawling Marco Materazzi, Zidane has always held some sort of role at the Madrid club. His newest role could be as head coach.
Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Perez said “From next week with Zidane, we will see”.
He continued by saying: "We have not talked to any coach. We are studying what is the best option. A few years ago Zidane would not have considered being on the bench, but now he has the idea of taking on the title of coach.
"(Zidane) could be the coach. He has the qualifications and is a madridista."
With no prior experience does Zidane have what it takes to be manager of perhaps the hardest job in football?
He has all the required qualifications and is a legend of the club, which many will point to as being the same as Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. The true test here is can he handle the pressure of managing arguably the biggest club in the world?
He was a cool, calm and collected personality on the pitch the majority of the time, don’t quote Marco Materazzi on that one though, so one would feel he has what it takes to do the same on the touch line.
Talking on morning television, Perez reaffirmed that the club were in no rush and that they wanted to pick the correct person to take them forward.
Whilst Perez may not want to rush his decision Real Madrid fans will be anxious to see who the replacement will be. However, for all the talk of Zidane, Ancelotti is still the clear favourite and with the power Real Madrid has, it would be no surprise to anyone if he was standing on the touchline at the Bernabeu come next season.
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