Real Madrid would soon announce a replacement for departed coach Zinedine Zidane. The job is an attractive one and this also means Real will make a careful choice. YEN.com.gh delves into the top 5 names Florentino Perez and his board would have considered by now.
Here as follows:
1. Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hostpur's manager is a respected technical mind in the game. At 46 years, the Argentine has already carved a reputation for himself with the brand of football he coaches.
Strength for the job: As a former Espanyol player, Pochettino has said he will always be anti-Barcelona. Perhaps, a man who has sworn to be an "enemy" of Real's biggest opposition would be a good choice for Los Blancos.
2. Arsene Wenger
The legendary French manager of Arsenal spent 26 mixed years at the London club. He is known to bring through young players who go on to become world beaters.
Strength for the job: Arsene Wenger grew young players at Arsenal. He built and rebuilt and was never afraid to give an opportunity to young ones. Perhaps, a Madrid team with ageing superstars might need someone to groom replacements for the future.
3. Julian Nagelsmann
Nagelsmann will be 31 this year. He has consistently qualified Hoffenheim from the German Bundesliga into European competitions. His exciting style of football has won many plaudits.
Strength for the job: Forget that he is younger than Ramos, Modric and Ronaldo because Nagelsmann is actually a brave football tactician. What he would bring to this Madrid team is a willingness to try new things. If Madrid want to keep winning, they will give him a chance.
4. Joachim Loew
Loew was assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006 when a young German side sought to win the World Cup on home soil. Since then, the former Austria Vienna coach has gone on to win the World Cup.
Strength for the job: The 58 year-old Loew is a World Cup winner. Zidane's three Champions League triumphs are impressive but they cannot. As such, Loew would walk into the Madrid fold as a proven winner demanding and deserving of respect. His football is very beautiful too.
5. Luis Enrique
Enrique is a former Barcelona player who won the Champions League with them as a manager. As he has shown at Barcelona and AS Roma, Enrique likes to have more ways than one unlike say, Guardiola.
Strength for the job: Enrique is a former Madrid player. The motivation for him would be to repeat what he has done with Barcelona. Real's officials would realise that Enrique's strengths are both tactical and emotional.
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