As Real Madrid finishes the 2020/21 season, it remains to be seen whether the campaign will result in Los Blancos’ 35th LaLiga title, coaches across Europe are preparing for the expected race to replace head coach Zinedine Zidane this summer.
Max Allegri’s future appears to be elsewhere, despite the fact that he was expected to make a sensational return to the Juventus bench. After leaving Turin in the summer of 2019, the Livorno native has been without a job for the last two seasons.
Zinedine Zidane is set to resign as Real Madrid manager. At the same time, Allegri is rumored to be Zizou’s replacement in Madrid, and he already has a two-year contract with a third option on the table.
For weeks, Zidane has been evasive when asked about his future as Madrid manager, and some Spanish media outlets (TV channel Telemadrid and radio station Onda Cero) are already reporting that he will undoubtedly leave his position. The Frenchman, who is under contract with Real Madrid until 2022, has denied informing the players that he has decided to retire.
However, he has not confirmed his intention to stay, and the feeling within the squad appears to be that the 48-year-old will leave at the end of the season, as he did in June 2018 after leading the team to three consecutive Champions League titles.
Meanwhile, Zidane will concentrate on his final La Liga match, as his team can still win the league if Atletico Madrid loses to Real Sociedad, and current Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo also has two crucial matches to play. On Wednesday, the Old Lady will face Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final before traveling to Bologna for the final day of the Serie A season, with Champions League qualification as the desired goal.
Zidane: “It’s not the right time to talk about my future”. He’s gonna announce his final decision only after last match. ⚪️ #Real
Real position: Zidane will NOT be sacked. If he decides to continue, the club will be happy with him. If not, Max Allegri will be the main option.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 21, 2021