Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Antonio Conte rejects Real Madrid after Los Blancos make contact

Antonio Conte rejects Real Madrid after Los Blancos make contact

The president of Real Murcia seemingly confirms that Guti will replace Zinedine Zidane as manager of Real Madrid.

Ever since Zinedine Zidane gave the shock announcement that he would be leaving Real Madrid - only five days after winning an unprecedented three Champions Leagues in a row - there has been wild hysteria around who would replace the Frenchman. In order to add to the attacking options at the Bernabéu, the French coach wanted the club to sign the Belgian winger, but the president refused.

It has been claimed Real Madrid are not keen to drag out the process for too long and are aware that the media scrutiny on the club is only going to increase if the new coach is not appointed soon enough.

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This week, the Brazilian star revealed he hoped to have his future plans resolved before the start of the 2018 World Cup. You'd imagine the clubs want the same, given what an impressive World Cup can do to a player's valuation.

Guti, 41, was catapulted into the mix as soon as Zidane surprisingly announced his resignation last Thursday, while it's also been reported that he was interested in jetting over to Scotland to take charge of St Mirren.!

Zidane sensationally walked away from his post at the Bernabeu last month following a stunning third consecutive Champions League trophy, with Los Blancos quickly linked to the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri in the immediate aftermath of his departure. "Guti called me to thank me for our interest in him". "He is preparing himself to be a coach in the future and it could be at Real Madrid".

Former Madrid stars including Fernando Morientes have backed their former-teammate as a viable candidate for the job, pointing out that Zidane's main experience had been with the club's Castilla youth team before he took over the senior side and had outstanding success.

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