Emerging reports suggest that Real Madrid have now set their sights on former Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas to fill their vacant managerial position.
In late May, the European giants had their managerial post rendered vacant after Zinedine Zidane resigned from his position as head coach, less than a week after guiding Madrid to their third consecutive UEFA Champions League title.
Villas Boas started his managerial career at Academica in 2009, before joining FC Porto for the 2010-2011 season where he made his biggest mark on football as a manager. While at Porto, he guided the club to the triumph of two Portuguese Cups, the UEFA Europa League and a league title with a-20points margin and only 13 goals conceded following a season-long unbeaten run.
He then moved to the English Premier League and took over at Chelsea in 2011/12 and later on at Tottenham for the 2012/13 season.
In 2014, Boas joined Russian giants Zenti Saint Petersburg for two years before joining China’s Shanghai SIPG.
Other big names cited as potential replacements for Zidane include former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, ex- Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.