Zinedine Zidane is leaving Real Madrid this summer and the Tottenham Hotspur manager would surely have been high on their wish-list.
Zinedine Zidane has shocked the world today with his decision to step down as Real Madrid boss, just days after becoming the first manager in history to secure a hat-trick of Champions League trophies, according to Sky Sports.
The former Madrid legend replaced Rafa Benitez at the helm in 2016 and won nine trophies in two-and-a-half years with the club, although he was unfairly scrutinised for winning just a single La Liga trophy.
The news of the 1998 Ballon d’Or winner’s departure from the Bernabeu comes a week after Mauricio Pochettino announced his four-year extension with Tottenham Hotspur, tying him to the club until 2023 and earning him around £8 million a season (Sky Sports).
But could the Argentine coach now be regretting his choice?
Prior to signing the extension, Pochettino was touted as the most likely manager to take over at Madrid once Zidane finished his contract in 2020, according to the Sun and, like the rest of us, he will be shocked by the news of the Frenchman’s early resignation.
The Tottenham boss is an incredibly ambitious manager and will no doubt have the Madrid job on his bucket-list, but he would not have expected an opening to appear so soon. The question bares asking: Would he have signed an extension at Spurs if the news had arrived a week earlier?
Pochettino led Tottenham to a top-three finish for the third consecutive Premier League campaign and is looking to build a squad capable of challenging for all accolades next term.