Name Of Real Madrid’s Next Manager Leaked By Spanish Club?

Real Madrid fans celebrate near the Cibeles fountain in central Madrid after their team won the Champions League.

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A number of candidates are likely to take the vacant managerial spot at Real Madrid this summer, with former player Guti seemingly one of the frontrunners at the moment.

Zinedine Zidane shocked the world when he announced that he will step down as the Real boss just days after their UCL victory.

Club president Florentino Perez has since been finding a tough time in securing a new boss, as most candidates have committed their long-term futures to other clubs.

Mauricio Pochettino was the most likely candidate to take the Real Madrid job, but the Tottenham boss signed a new 5-year contract in the past few weeks.

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Therefore, Real Madrid now appear ready to promote someone of their own. In a recent interview, Murcia president Victor Galvez suggested that Los Blancos are set to make youth coach Guti the next first-team manager.

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“Guti will be the coach of Real Madrid so he won’t coach Murcia. I wish Zidane had stayed for two more days so that we could have completed the deal for Guti,” Galvez revealed.

The Real Madrid legend was linked with the job at St Mirren and Real Murcia, but is now set to stay in the Spanish capital to take up the top managerial position.

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Guti made 542 appearances for Los Blancos in a career that spanned over 14 years. During his time, he helped the club win 15 trophies and served as their vice-captain.

He started out at the Real Madrid academy in 1986 and played until 2010. Before retiring, he spent one season with Turkish side Besiktas, where he lifted the Turkish Cup.

Without doubt, Guti is one of the best candidates to take up the manager role at Real Madrid, as he knows the club inside out, and his experience with the youth team will surely come in handy.