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Liverpool legend in line to replace Zidane at Real Madrid

The sharks are already circling Zinedine Zidane. The Real Madrid icon, the most graceful player of his generation, is under fire during his second spell as Real Madrid manager. He has won the Champions League every season he has managed Los Blancos. However, a Chernobyl style meltdown is underway at the Bernabeu and many are calling for his head. According to reports in Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso is being lined up as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement should he not turn around Madrid’s form.

Xabi Alonso to take over at Real Madrid? (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Zizou’s side have only managed narrow wins this season, a heavy loss to Paris Saint Germain has piled pressure on the gaffer. It would be a modern tragedy if he were to shoulder all the blame for the downfall at Real Madrid but such is the reality of life for football managers these days.

Xabi Alonso has worked with the youth setup at Real Madrid, coaching their U14 side. He is presently the manager of Real Sociedad B. Alonso played for the San Sebastian side before joining Liverpool back in 2004.

Despite only being at Liverpool for 5 years, he is an Anfield legend. We were blessed to have watched him take to the hallowed turf. We have not seen a better passer at the club. He had a vision for passes that just weren’t there, he was intelligent defensively and his range of passing was spectacular. Since leaving Merseyside, he has repeatedly professed his love for the club and has said he will be bringing up his son as a Liverpool supporter.

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