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Real Madrid make contact with manager to replace Zinedine Zidane amid reports of Cristiano Ronaldo row

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly already made contact with Germany manager Joachim Low about replacing Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.

The Frenchman is under growing pressure after a difficult start to the season, with Don Balon claiming Perez is keen to ensure he has a backup plan in place if he is forced to sack his manager.

Low has impressed in his time in charge of the German national team, leading them to World Cup glory in some style in 2014.

Despite a relative lack of experience at top-level club management, Low looks a strong candidate to come in for Madrid if things continue to go wrong under Zidane.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and manager Zinedine Zidane

Could Florentino Perez be set to sack Zinedine Zidane?

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Joachim Low won the 2014 World Cup with Germany

Still, these rumours are unlikely to go down too well with fans, with Zidane considered a club legend for his tremendous work as both a player and coach.

The 45-year-old has won the Champions League with Real in both his playing and management days, whilst also ending their long La Liga title drought last season.

However, they already look out of the running this season after a poor start, and Diario Gol recently suggested Zidane’s relationship with star player Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a turn for the worse since the summer.

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