Arsene Wenger Favourite To Take Over At Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane today shocked the world by announcing he was stepping down as manager of Real Madrid and the favourite to take the position is former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Not many sports people, be it players or managers, actually go out at the top and you usually live long enough to see yourself become the villain, especially if you're a manager.

Zinedine Zidane was clearly determined to make sure that didn't happen to him with the Frenchman casually walking away from his job as Real Madrid manager just five days after winning his third Champions League in a row.

Who would have seen Zidane leaving just days after these scenes? Image: PA Images
Who would have seen Zidane leaving just days after these scenes? Image: PA Images

But how do you follow Zidane? The Frenchman was only in charge of Los Blancos for two and a half years and managed to win the Champions League three times in a row.

Well they could replace the former Juve midfielder with a man who really did live long enough to see himself become the villain in Arsene Wenger.

The former Arsenal manager left the Emirates at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Gunners and according to Odds Checker he is the favourite to land the job at Real.

Interestingly former Real Madrid star Guti, who played alongside Zidane at the Bernabeu, is second favourite for the job according to the bookies. Guti was made manager of Real's under 19s in 2017.

The Premier League theme continues with the third and fourth favourites on the list with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte the next names on the list.

Pochettino has long been linked with a move to the Bernabeu but he recently signed a new deal at Spurs and the north London side are set to move into a new stadium for next season.

Will Pochettino regret signing his new deal now? Image: PA Images
Will Pochettino regret signing his new deal now? Image: PA Images

Conte is expected to leave Chelsea soon with Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri expected to take over at Stamford Bridge.

Wenger has previously talked about turning Real down twice in the past and it could be the perfect job for him after saying that Arsenal wouldn't be his last job.

It would likely be a one or two year deal and unlike at Arsenal it's sure Los Blancos wouldn't be sheepish in sacking him if needs be.

Is Wenger the hero Real need or deserve?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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