These are the favorite names that will replace Zidane


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is the joint favourite to take over the reins at Real Madrid following Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation.

Zidane called a surprise press conference on Thursday afternoon where he revealed he has stepped down from his role as head coach after a two-and-a-half year spell.

And Conte, whose future at Chelsea is far from certain, is in the running to take up the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Former midfielder Guti, who played for the club between 1995 and 2010, is joint favourite with Conte at 4/1.

Arsene Wenger, who rejected overtures from Real Madrid during his time at Arsenal, is also a leading contender to replace his compatriot at 6/1.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, who has been linked with Chelsea, are both priced at 8/1 with SkyBet.

Tottenham fans will be worried at seeing Mauricio Pochettino at just 10-1 despite the Argentine signing a new five-year deal.

Reports suggest his contract stipulates he can speak to Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain if they make a move to hire him.