Benítez will have another chance to prove he is the right man for the job when Real Madrid host Real Sociedad next Wednesday, but the Spanish manager will most likely be fired after the next disappointing result Los Blancos get this season.
If -- or when -- that happens, Florentino Pérez will have to name Rafa Benítez's replacement. Mourinho is a free agent after being sacked by Chelsea but the players in Real's squad do not want him around, according to AS. Apparently, Zinedine Zidane would be the one who has the favor of the players after being the assistant coach for Carlo Ancelotti during the 2013-2014 season in which Real conquered La Décima.
The players should not pick their next boss, but Mourinho would be an unpopular decision that could make things go wrong very easily. Will Florentino Pérez name Benítez's successor taking into account the players' opinions? Should he do so?