In the case that Rafa Benítez should be sacked, MARCA.com’s online readership would like to see Zinedine Zidane take over from the Spaniard in the Real Madrid dugout. Almost half of the readers who took part in our online poll prefer the Frenchman to Jose Mourinho.
53% of the more than 64,000 votes received agreed that the current Real Madrid Castilla boss is ready to step up should he be needed. They see him as the perfect replacement for Benítez, who may be living on borrowed time at the club. Meanwhile, 31% would like to see Mourinho return for a second stint at Real Madrid. Third place on the podium went to Victor Fernández, Los Blancos’ youth system coordinator, who took 16% of the votes.