Tottenham fans react to the news Zinedine Zidane has left Madrid

Tottenham fans react to the news Zinedine Zidane has left Madrid

Tottenham fans react to the news Zinedine Zidane has left Madrid

"When a name is associated with Real Madrid, the expectations are enormous".

Chelsea FC will look to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their new manager after he left Real Madrid this week, according to reports in the British media. The Welsh attacker formalised his anger at the situation after he was dropped for the Champions League final when he said: "Obviously I need to play every week, something that hasn't been the case this season".

Not everyone falls for Real's charms.

But whether the 48-year-old Italian is an adequate replacement for the taciturn Zidane, and the right choice for such a demanding club, is up for debate. This is a demanding club, not easy for them, with this great history.

Zidane made a decision to stand down in spite of Saturday's 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool, with Pochettino since installed as the favourite to replace the ex-France playmaker.

Tension remains between the club hierarchy and its playing staff however with goalkeeper Rui Patricio asking to leave the club this week and William Carvalho reportedly coveted by new Everton manager Marco Silva.

Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down Real Madrid on multiple occasions and says he wants to be "tested" in his next role. But like always, I tell you football is football.

Pochettino also talked up the achievements of Zidane - with the Frenchman having stepped down after leading Madrid to the Liga title and three Champions League crowns. Madrid sports daily AS said after the final that Zidane was "the architect of this glorious and possibly unrepeatable era". "I'm not going to get involved in these things", he said when asked about a possible successor. I'm not looking for another team. "I thank him for the work he has done".

Real's LaLiga struggles, finishing third and 17 points behind fierce rivals Barcelona, no doubt factored in World Cup victor Zidane's decision.

"For me it is not an issue, I am focused now on the World Cup".

Los Blancos' 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev sealed Zidane's ninth trophy in two-and-a-half years after coming in for Rafael Benitez in January 2016.

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