Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Zinedine Zidane took the correct decision to leave Real Madrid Fabio Capello

Zinedine Zidane took the correct decision to leave Real Madrid Fabio Capello

Just days ago Zinedine Zidane was basking in the glory of becoming the first coach in history to win three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid and staking a claim as one of the great coaches in history.

The Daily Mail reports former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc is Chelsea's top managerial target, with Napoli's Maurizio Sarri seemingly out of the picture for the moment over the €8m pay-off Napoli want.

As a former centre-back with Barcelona-based Espanyol, Pochettino has vast experience of Spain's La Liga.

Premier League giants Chelsea are ready to pose a strong challenge to their arch-rivals Manchester United in the race to sign Gareth Bale this summer.

Leaving Tottenham for Madrid now could turn out to be a very bad move for Pochettino.

Chelsea's managerial circus is rumbling on as the search goes on for a new boss, despite Antonio Conte still being in charge.

Surprisingly, Avram Grant, who lost the 2008 Champions League final with the Blues, is also considerate a viable candidate.

Despite Perez insisting he did not want Zidane to leave, Sportsmail understand the two had contradicting opinions over plans for the club's future, which had an impact on the Frenchman walking out.

There will be lots of rumours, lots of things said, but I have no news from Real Madrid.

Wenger spent the intervening years trying, unsuccessfully, to replicate the success of his early campaigns.

In fact, the Welshman has already dropped a huge hint regarding his possible departure from Real Madrid, just after scoring the victor in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool.

At a news conference scheduled on short notice Thursday, the 45-year-old confirmed he would step down following Saturday's 3-1 victory over Liverpool that made him the first coach to lift the European Cup three years in a row.

But whether the easy-going, fan-hugging German fits the bill at Europe's most successful club remains to be seen. I did it as a player, and now again as a coach.

Sporting Lisbon are actively seeking a transfer for William Carvalho, with Everton thought to be keen on the 26-year-old Portugal midfielder.

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