Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Former Real Madrid president's comments about Wenger replacing Zidane are pretty interesting

Former Real Madrid president's comments about Wenger replacing Zidane are pretty interesting

Asked about that possibility ahead of his country's World Cup 2018 warm-up friendly against Austria on Saturday, the 58-year-old said he had no interest at all in the job and was exclusively focused on preparing for his side's defence of their World Cup trophy in Russian Federation over the coming weeks.

"You can rule me out completely", Low said.

As a player, Zidane mastered the art of the unexpected - whether good (those incredible goals), or bad (that headbutt, which cost his country a World Cup) - and it seems that he's carried that over into management.

- Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1.

"I will be close to this club for the rest of my life. I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me".

Per SpursinBarcelona (via MailOnline's Jaime Wright), when asked about the vacant Real position on Friday Pochettino said: "I am very happy at Tottenham". A year later he led Real to their first European Cup and La Liga double in 59 years.

The Italian won a Premier League title and an FA Cup in his two seasons at the helm, but is keen to depart Stamford Bridge this summer.

On paper, the 41-year-old Guti is an outsider as he has yet to cut his coaching teeth at senior coaching level - although, prior to his appointment in 2016, the same could be said about Zidane.

Tottenham's Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino tops the bookmakers' list of favourites, with Chelsea handler Antonio Conte and former long-time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger also in the mix.

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is "proud" to have played for Zinedine Zidane after the Real Madrid coach announced his shock departure.

However, the Frenchman admitted upon his exit that he wouldn't be retiring from football and since the shock resignation of Zinedine Zidane at Real, the three-time Premier League victor has emerged as a front-runner to succeed his compatriot.

Separately, disappointed with Zinedine Zidane's abrupt decision to leave Real Madrid, which he has managed for several years, the 33-year-old took to Instagram to post his heartfelt goodbye: "All I feel is pride at having been your player".

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