Though Real Madrid won their last Champions League game against Inter and moved to the second place in their group, Zinedine Zidane’s place is not as secure as before. In the Real Madrid next manager odds Mauricio Pochettino is leading but there are other candidates for the job.
Zinedine Zidane has rejoined Real Madrid in 2019 March after his first spell between 2016 and 2018. Last season the team won La Liga with a 10-game unbeaten run, but was knocked out in the last 16 in the Champions League. Still, the club owners trusted Zidane who has a contract with the club until the summer of 2022. But in the new, 2020-21 season Real seem to struggle again. They are in 4th place in the Spanish league, though with a game in their hand. Losing against Cadiz or Shakhtar Donetsk at home have been warning signs though that not everything is perfect at the club. So bookmakers are already offering odds for his possible successors, let’s see the main favorites.
Real Madrid next manager odds favor Pochettino to follow Zidane
The former manager of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino is out of job since he left Spurs last November. Since then his name has come up several times in connection with different clubs from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain. Now online sportsbooks in Spain offer him the smallest odds, 2.75 to become the next Real manager. The Argentine has already been contacted by the club in 2018 before offering the job to Julen Lopetegui. Now he might actually accept their offer. But only if the club can offer a long-term contract with all the safeguards Pochettino would request.
Another big name in the Real Madrid next manager odds is Massimiliano Allegri, who is also free to join the club at the moment. He last managed Juventus and won the Serie A in all of his years there, 5 times in a row. But he could only lead the team to the quarter-finals in the Champions League. Apparently Real also contacted the Italian when he was still in Torino. But then he declined their interest. Not sure, if he is still a top target for the club. His odds are 8.50 on 1xBet.
Former players might take over the team
Online gambling sites in Spain also mention a former footballer of the club, Raul Gonzalez in the favorites with the odds of 4.50. Raul is a real legend of the club, and surely fans would be happy to welcome him as the new manager. But he hasn’t got too much experience in this role, he has only managed the club’s U15 and its B team, Real Madrid Castilla. He has had 29 games at Castilla since last summer, finishing 7th with the team in the Second Division. But former players have been successful managers at FC Barcelona while Zidane also played for the club before. So Raul might get a chance as well.
Just like another former Los Blancos player, Jose Maria Gutierrez Hernandez, or as more known, Guti. He spent 15 years at the club and won 5 La Liga titles with the team. He has already worked with Real Madrid’s youth team for several years. Then he became the manager of Almeria last November. He was sacked though this summer and could rejoin his former club. But probably Guti will need to produce better results before he can do that as his odds of 10.00 also confirm.