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16th Dec 2015

Real Madrid may replace Rafa Benitez sooner than we thought

They're sizing up a Madrid legend for the job...

Tom Victor

It’s no secret that Real Madrid have been losing patience with manager Rafa Benitez, but he may now have mere hours left in the job.

The former Liverpool boss was a surprise choice to replace Carlo Ancelotti, and domestic struggles could see the Spaniard sacked despite a crushing 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.

Benitez will be replaced today by former Galactico Zinedine Zidane, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.


Madrid are thought to have lost confidence in Benitez, despite club president Florentino Perez publicly backing the 55-year-old.

The 4-0 Clasico defeat to Barcelona was the club’s worst in five years, and they could now call upon club legend Zidane despite his lack of managerial experience.

Zizou, who currently coaches Madrid’s reserve team, won the league, cup and Champions League during half a decade in the Spanish capital.