Real Madrid's situation is starting to become alarming. They are hanging by a thread in the Champions League and the feelings are bad at the club. Zinedine Zidane has managed just one win from the last five games, losing against Shakhtar, Alaves and Valencia. In La Liga they are fourth, seven points behind Real Sociedad, the leaders.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is losing patience with Zidane according to media in the capital and they have tough games coming up. Sevilla, Gladbach in the Champions League, and then Atletico Madrid. Three matches which could end up being the end for Zizou if results go badly.
Mauricio Pochettino is the replacement if Zidane goes. Madrid have been linked with him relentlessly in the past and he's a free agent now. He's a leader, agile on the chalkboard and modern in his methods. Pochettino is ahead of Raul in the running.