Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pochettino Link to Real as Zidane Quits Madrid

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pochettino Link to Real as Zidane Quits Madrid

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TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino is favourite to take over at Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane's shock exit.

The Frenchman led the Spaniards to their fourth Champions League trophy in five years on Saturday - and third under his management - by masterminding victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

However, a disappointing La Liga campaign which saw Real struggle to finish third, 17 points behind their title-winning foes Barcelona, was plagued by speculation about Zidane's longterm future.

Real president Florentino Perez said he had only heard of Zidane's decision to quit late on Wednesday.

"I've made the decision not to continue next year as Real Madrid's head coach," said Zidane.

"I spoke with (Perez) to see what he thought and I think it's the right time for everyone: for me, the staff and the club. …

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