Following the news that Real Madrid have disposed of yet another manager, there will undoubtedly be a slew of speculation in the coming weeks over who will take over the mantle from Carlo Ancelotti.
After two seasons in charge in the Spanish capital, which saw him collect a Champions League, Copa Del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and a FIFA World Club Cup, he ultimately payed the price for missing out on beating Barcelona to the La Liga title.
There are already a few names being tipped to take over the role, and below we’ve listed the mist likely suspects.
Rafa Benitez – Napoli
The 55-year-old is already being claimed to be the favourite to take over from Ancelotti, as speculation linking him with an exit from Napoli has been ongoing for some time now.
A former coach with Real Madrid Castilla, he has the requisite European pedigree that the club will require, but also the steely pragmatism that will win the club the league titles they have so sorely been missing out on.