Real Madrid hit rock bottom with a historic loss to Alcoyano last night. Zidane’s men were eliminated from the Copa del Rey on their very debut game and losses such as this one have been the nail in the coach’s coffin in the past. This time, however, Real Madrid’s board led by president Florentino Perez are not considering sacking Zinedine Zidane in the middle of the season, according to a report published on MARCA.
Madrid will instead wait until the end of the 2020-2021 season to decide whether or not Zidane should still be the coach. Then, the board will also move on from some of the players in the current roster like Marcelo or Isco, per that same report.
The lack of quality coaches who could replace Zidane right now is forcing Madrid to wait, even if this season seems to be the end of an era —a very successful one, keep in mind— for Los Blancos.
Mauricio Pochettino appeared to be the obvious candidate but he signed for PSG this winter, which means that Raul is now the most likely candidate to replace Zidane in the middle of the season. Raul lacks the experience and Madrid’s board would not want him to begin his career under such difficult circumstances.
All in all, Real Madrid are set to wait and see if Zidane can still show something in La Liga and the Champions League.