Real Madrid's legend and current manager Zinedine Zidane has notably told the players that he will leave the club at the end of this season. After an extremely successful few years as a manager at Los Blancos, the 48-year-old surprisingly left the club at end of the 2017-18 season. However, Zidane made a sensational return to the club the following season with the club struggling and guided Madrid to a historic Laliga title in the 2019-20 season. Having revived the club, who are still with an outside chance to become champions this season, the Frenchman has finally decided to move on and has shaken the whole football world.
With a managerial position vacant at one of the biggest clubs in the world, there are some top managers linked with the prestigious job. Let us have a look at five possible contenders who could replace Zidane at Real Madrid next season.
1. Joachim Low
The German manager is undoubtedly one of the most high-profile names who is linked with the job at Real Madrid. Joachim Low guided his nation to a historic World Cup title in 2014 and has announced that he will leave the job at the end of Euros this summer. It has also been reported that the 61-year-old has been learning 'Spanish' for a while and is interested in a move to Los Blancos. While Low has not managed any big club in his career, he has had an illustrious 15 years with the national team. With the German also in the twilight of his managerial reign, winning a few trophies with Real Madrid would be some way to his career.