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Transfer Rumors: Raul, Joachim Low rumor to replace Zinedine Zidane despite Real Madrid recent Form

Transfer Rumors: Raul, Joachim Low rumor to replace Zinedine Zidane despite Real Madrid recent Form
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Zinedine Zidane could find himself replaced by Raul or Joachim Low at Real Madrid, according to rumors. The Frenchman has led Madrid to a third-place finish on the La Liga points table.

Zinedine Zidane joined Los Blancos after the departure of Santiago Solari in 2015. During his four years at the Santiago Bernabéu, Zizou showcased his talents as a manager, where he had once shone as a player.

In his tenure with Los Vikingos, he has won eleven titles in total. These consisted of three Champions League (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18) and two La Liga (2016-17, 2019-20) titles, amongst many others.

However, his achievements have not impressed the Real Madrid management. Thus, they wish to replace him with managers of more extraordinary mettle. They have selected Joachim Low (Germany) and Madrid Legend Raul (Real Madrid Castilla to replace the French Madrid legend.

Raul and Joachim compared

Both these managers have done their part for the factions that they are overseeing. When comparing Raul and Low, the German would be considered the better choice due to the several accolades that he has.

He has experience at the club level as well, as he has worked a few clubs in the Bundesliga and the Turkish Super Lig before joining as assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann for the German national team.

In the 2008 Euro, Low became the head coach of Die Mannschaft. He came in second in his debut season. After his refreshing start, he led his team to a plethora of wins and eventually won the World Cup (2014).

In comparison, Raul is yet to impress at the manager level. His experience as a manager is only suitable for a youth-level team. He cannot be underestimated as with the Real Madrid under 19 section, he has won the UEFA Youth League in the 2019-20 season.

Coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

There are many former players who became managers in the past year. Raul can follow their example at Madrid and make the same impact as Zizou did in his debut season with Los Blancos.

Thus the appointment of either manager will soften the blow of the Spanish giants losing Zidane. Zidane may not be able to slack off now as such great managers can assume his place at the club.

Furthermore, he has other worries as Lucas Vasquez wishes to leave after he requests a salary increase was denied by the French coach.

Zinedine Zidane to lose Lucas Vasquez after refusing the Spaniard’s request for a salary boost

 

Zizou is on the brink of an exit from Madrid, and the departure of Vasquez from the Spanish capital could set things in motion. Lucas has been doing better at Los Blancos after he changed his role from winger to right back.

His role change has allowed him to record two goals and seven assists in twenty-two appearances. This record at the closing point of the campaign makes this his breakthrough season for the Los Vikingos.

Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid and Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid and Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid and Lucas Vazquez of Real Madrid (Photo by Stanislav Vedmid/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Therefore, Zidane should do his all to retain the Spaniard as he can not afford to part ways with him.

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