Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Rossi: Zidane's Madrid exit hard to understand

Rossi: Zidane's Madrid exit hard to understand

If Chelsea, as expected, do change manager for the 14th time in 15 years (including caretakers), it's Maurizio Sarri who remains the frontrunner to replace the Real Madrid linked Conte, who is hovering around the 12/1 mark to switch to the Spanish capital.

The race to succeed Zinedine Zidane is on following the Frenchman's shock resignation from Real Madrid on Thursday, only days after steering the Spanish giants to a third successive Champions League trophy.

"No, I am ready and excited to come back to London".

Champions League final goalscorer Karim Benzema said of his countryman: "I had not had the pleasure of playing with you brother but I had the vast honor to have you as a coach so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given me and brought". Although in this case it doesn't depend on me.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has stepped down from his position as manager of the club.

Chelsea FC ended up slumping to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League table as they missed out on qualification for next season's Champions League. But when he takes a decision, the only thing we can do is respect it.

"I am here now and of course I understand all the rumours from around the world but that's our life".

"I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that", Pochettino said from a book launch in Barcelona.

"Daniel and I have spoken at length about our aspirations for this football club".

Sources have told ESPN FC that the new long-term contract Pochettino signed last week with Tottenham did not contain any clause which would release him to move to Madrid at this point.

Tottenham's Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino tops the bookmakers' list of favorites, with Chelsea handler Antonio Conte and former long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also in the mix.

Despite winning the last three Champions League titles, he said he felt it was the right time to leave, and had spoken to the club president Florentino Perez about it. "But we are talking about the best players in the world".

The former Blues defender Sinclair told Sporting Bet: "I think for Hazard to be mentioned in the same category as Ronaldo or Messi, he would have to move to a club like Real Madrid". Whoever has the chance to take this job will do their own analysis.

One week is a long time in football.

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