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    Who Should take Control at Real Madrid?

    14 March 2019 | La Liga | Opinion
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    Who Should take Control at Real Madrid?
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    To say Real Madrid have had a bad week would be an understatement.  Having been eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona, Los Blancos went on to lose 1-0 at home to the same team in La Liga and the results all but ended their chance of silverware in Spain this season.

    However, Real Madrid are the kings of Europe and having led 2-1 from the away leg, were huge favourites to get the job done at home against Ajax.  The fans inside the Santiago Bernabeu were left stunned as Ajax dumped the holders out of the competition thanks to a 4-1 win.

    Real Madrid have nothing but pride left to play for this season. They will qualify for the Champions League next season but their main aim between now and the beginning of the next campaign is to appoint a manager to take them back to the top of Spanish and European football.

    The current favourite with the bookmakers to become the next manager of Real Madrid is Jose Mourinho.  The Portuguese knows the club well from his previous reign and will take no nonsense from the players, who have been underperforming this season.

    However, his methods have come in for some criticism in recent years and he has been sacked from his last two positions at Chelsea and Manchester United.  Many onlookers feel Mourinho’s man-management and tactical style is no longer suited to the modern game and while he could take Real Madrid back to the top, there is also a significant danger it could go the other way.

    Another man who knows the club and players inside out is Zinedine Zidane.  His name has been mentioned more frequently in recent weeks but having left on a massive high last summer, will the Frenchman be willing to return so soon and potentially damage his legendary status at the club?

    For Zidane, it seems like a hiding to nothing and although dominating La Liga would be a new challenge, it is highly unlikely to happen with Barcelona on the scene.

    So, who else could take over at the Santiago Bernabeu next season?

    Jurgen Klopp’s name has been linked but the German has a long term contract at Liverpool.  Not that it will deter Real Madrid should they decide he is their number one target but Klopp is doing well at Anfield and should they win the title or Champions League, there is no way he will leave.

    If things go wrong towards the end of the season and Liverpool fail to win anything, criticism is sure to follow and perhaps Klopp may consider a move.  Another potential Premier League target for Real Madrid is Mauricio Pochettino.

    The Spurs boss has done a fantastic job and was heavily linked with the position at Manchester United but that appears to be sewn up by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.  Pochettino knows La Liga from his time as a player and manager at Espanyol and would be tempted by the job.

    Just as Spurs fans thought their man was safe from the clutches of Old Trafford, the Santiago Bernabeu could come calling.

    Predictions for La Liga

    Home team - Away team Forebet
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    Deportivo AlavésCD Leganes
    13/12/2019 21:00
    1
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    Granada CFLevante UD
    14/12/2019 13:00
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    Real SociedadFC Barcelona
    14/12/2019 16:00
    2
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    Athletic BilbaoSD Eibar
    14/12/2019 18:30
    1

    Spain La Liga - predictions, tips, statistics
    OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
    1. FC Barcelona 34 15 11 1 3 41 18 23
    2. Real Madrid 34 15 10 4 1 32 11 21
    3. Sevilla FC 31 16 9 4 3 20 15 5
    4. Getafe CF 27 16 7 6 3 24 16 8
    5. Real Sociedad 27 16 8 3 5 26 18 8
    6. Valencia CF 26 16 7 5 4 26 23 3
    7. Atlético Madrid 26 16 6 8 2 16 10 6
    8. Athletic Bilbao 26 16 7 5 4 19 12 7
    9. Granada CF 24 16 7 3 6 23 20 3
    10. CA Osasuna 23 16 5 8 3 22 18 4
    11. Real Betis 22 16 6 4 6 22 27 -5
    12. Levante UD 20 16 6 2 8 20 25 -5
    13. Villarreal CF 19 16 5 4 7 28 24 4
    14. Real Valladolid 19 16 4 7 5 14 18 -4
    15. Deportivo Alavés 18 16 5 3 8 17 23 -6
    16. SD Eibar 15 16 4 3 9 15 28 -13
    17. Real Mallorca 14 16 4 2 10 16 28 -12
    18. Celta de Vigo 13 16 3 4 9 12 23 -11
    19. CD Leganes 9 16 2 3 11 11 27 -16
    20. RCD Espanyol 9 16 2 3 11 10 30 -20

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