Real Madrid is rethinking its approach after Massimiliano Allegri, the club’s first pick to succeed Zinedine Zidane, decided to join Juventus. Following that defeat, Madrid’s management is taking their time to investigate all of the available choices on the market. Read more about Real Madrid Coaches here.
Mauricio Pochettino is the preferred candidate among the Madrid board, according to AS, who thinks his philosophy and attitude are best suited to the club. This publication can now confirm that Madrid has taken preliminary preparations to lure the Argentine to the Bernabéu. Ral is the second most popular candidate for Zidane’s post behind Poch.
Pochettino is a coach with a contract with PSG, a club with whom president Florentino Pérez has a strong connection. Madrid does not want to initiate official negotiations with him. Pérez does not want to disturb that connection, especially with the acquisition of Kylian Mbappé on the horizon.
With Madrid’s hands constrained, at least Pochettino’s team has expressed interest in guiding the club, which has long been a dream of his. Everything between the two parties is quite apparent.
Pochettino, on the other hand, must be the first to speak. Real Madrid is aware that getting him out of Paris would be tough, but the club is optimistic that Pochettino will take the initial steps next week by informing PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi of his intentions to leave Parc des Princes.
That is the only way for him to end up at Real Madrid, where it is generally known that the Argentine coach has a great rapport with Mbappé and that having him as a coach would make a transfer to the Bernabéu even more enticing to the French star.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is interested in Pochettino, as is his former club Tottenham. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is already in contact with him in an attempt to get him back to the capital. If the Argentine decides to stay at the Bernabéu, this will increase the cost of the operation for Madrid.
Meanwhile, another name on the Madrid boardroom table is Antonio Conte. There were talks with the Italian, but rumors have reached the Bernabéu that he is too abrupt in his tactics and coaching style, an approach that may not be compatible with Real Madrid’s ideology. Despite this, he is not ruled out as a possibility.
Tottenham is also interested in him. If he does come to North London, it will open the door for Real Madrid to sign Pochettino.
In any case, the Bernabéu offices continue to get reports on a variety of coaches. All alternatives are being evaluated, and with a sense of serenity. The club knows it has Ral on its side no matter what happens.
Pochettino, on the other hand, is the favorite to lead the new project. It is now up to Pochettino to take the initiative.