Roberto Carlos emerges as surprise candidate for Real Madrid managerial role

Roberto Carlos emerges as surprise candidate for Real Madrid managerial role

- Roberto Carlos is a shock contender to become Real Madrid's next manager

- The Ex-Los Blancos left-back is being considered by the Bernabeu hierarchy

- Jose Mourinho and Zinedine Zidane have been favoured to make a return to the club

Roberto Carlos has become a candidate for the coveted managerial position at Real Madrid next summer.

Though the 45-year-old has limited experience in management, but it is understood that the former Los Blancos full-back is being considered if Santiago Solari is sacked.

The run of poor results by Madrid in the last two weeks has put Solari's job under immense pressure as several managers have been named as the Argentine's replacement.

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Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been heavily linked with a return to the Spanish capital on a £17m-per-year mega deal.

But Real captain Sergio Ramos and other players have reportedly reacted negative to the growing speculation.

The club's appointment of a caretaker manager until the duration of the 2018-19 season has given the heirarchy some breathing space.

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But Carlos would be a wrong choice for a managerial role having just had two coaching spells in Turkey and with Delhi Dynamos in India in 2015.

Ex-midfielder Zinedine Zidane was made Los Blancos head coach in 2016 when Rafa Benitez was sacked and the Frenchman had no experience at topflight level.

But the 1998 World Cup winner served as boss of Real's team B before assuming the role of the mainstream side.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sergio Ramos could be on his way to Juventus as the Italian champions are plotting an audacious swoop for the Real Madrid captain.

The Bianconeri want the influential Spanish captain at the Allianz Stadium and the prospect of Jose Mourinho returning to the Bernabeu could seal a deal for Ramos. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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