Real Madrid are reportedly considering Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri if they opt to sack Zinedine Zidane this summer.
The French icon only replaced Rafael Benitez in January, but after making an impressive start to life on the bench in his first senior coaching role, the derby defeat to Atletico Madrid last weekend has ended their title hopes and raised questions over his position.
While the focus will arguably now switch to the Champions League which will represent the club’s best chance of silverware this season, it still seems particularly harsh on Zidane that his future is already being questioned just a month or so into the job.
Nevertheless, the expectations and standards at Madrid are sky high, and it has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport that if the former French international fails to impress on the European stage, then he could be replaced in the summer.
It is claimed that Allegri has emerged as a realistic target for Los Blancos, as the Italian tactician impressed president Florentino Perez during last season’s Champions League semi-final clash between the two clubs.
Furthermore, the former AC Milan boss continues to impress domestically as he eyes a second Scudetto with the Bianconeri this season, having already guided the Rossoneri to a league title during his time at the San Siro.
While he has also been linked with the Chelsea job, it is believed that Juve will offer him a new deal in order to avoid losing him this summer.