Conte linked to Real Madrid job

Conte linked to Real Madrid job

Ross Houston
June 12, 2018

"Guti won't become Murcia boss because he's going to become Real Madrid coach", Galvez said.

Real Madrid are coming off their third consecutive Champions League title and are unlikely to welcome new training methods that Conte or any other manager would demand. In order to add to the attacking options at the Bernabéu, the French coach wanted the club to sign the Belgian winger, but the president refused.

President Florentino Perez is reportedly keen for a coach with a similar profile to Zidane - a trainer who has played for the club. "Guti called me to thank me for my interest".

Along with a trio of Champions League crowns, Zidane also guided Los Blancos to two UEFA Super Cups, back-to-back Club World Cup successes and the 2016-17 league title.

Local media reports have linked numerous candidates to the job, including Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, however Victor Galvez insists that the former Spain and Real midfielder is the chosen one.

Guti, who won 15 trophies with Real as a player, has impressed as a youth coach at the club over the past four years.

The 41-year-old Madrid legend is now in charge of the club's youth team, but had been on the shortlists of Murcia as well as Scottish club St Mirren. Raul's experience with Real Madrid gives him a credit at Real Madrid's fans.

Michel Salgado feels his former teammate would make a great replacement for Zidane.

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