- Antonio Conte is a prime candidate on Real Madrid’s shortlist to replace Julen Lopetegui
- The Spanish giants are under pressure from fans after failing to secure a win in four games
- Conte was sacked by Chelsea after missing a Champions League spot at the end of 2007-18 campaign
Ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is leading the race to replace Real Madrid’s under-fire manager Julen Lopetegui at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to a football.london report citing AS, the Spanish giants are under pressure to name a new manager after failing to secure a win in four games, losing 1-0 at Alaves on Saturday.
In addition, the Los Blancos were only able to pick a solitary point from a possible nine in three La Liga fixtures.
Equally, the UEFA Champions League winners are also firing blanks after failing to score a single goal, after six hours of football.
The report further added that Spanish news outlet AS, claims that the former Spain’s La Roja manager, Lopetegui will not be fired until the end of October to turn things around.
Conte claimed the Premier League silverware with Chelsea in his first season and the FA Cup in his second season, but the Italian tactician was axed after finishing outside of the top four, thereby, failing to secure a Champions League spot.
Interestingly, despite his sack, Conte is still on Chelsea’s payroll for the final year of his Blues contract and the Los Blancos would have to negotiate with the west London outfit if they must hire Conte.
Furthermore, the report is also linking 41-year-old ex-Real Madrid manager, Julen Solari with the Galaticos managerial role.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Reigning European League champions Real Madrid suffered their first defeat in the 2018/19 Champions League on Tuesday, October 2, losing 0-1 against Russia side CSKA Moscow.
20-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic who is on loan from Everton scored the goal that condemned Real Madrid to a defeat in the 2nd minute of the game.
CSKA Moscow were determined to win the match from the blast of the whistle till the last minute as they exemplified superb display in front of their faithfuls.
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