Real Madrid are on the verge of sacking Zinedine Zidane after his team suffered another embarrassing defeat to third-tier side Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey.
Alcoyano didn’t just beat Real Madrid playing eye catching football, they did it with 10 men, unbelievable..
The cup exit is the second time Real Madrid have been knocked out of a domestic cup competition in just 6 days. Athletic Bilboa in the Spanish Super Cup and now Alcoyano in the Copa Del Rey.
Sadly, the defeats haven’t gone down well with Madrid’s hierarchy who are now contemplating sacking the highly rated manager.
Zidane could be sacked much earlier if the poor results continues or, if Real Madrid fail to retain the La Liga title or win the Champions League which frankly will be very difficult.
According to AS Sport, Arsenal are closing on signing Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on a season loan deal. The talented midfielder is open to leaving the Santiago Bernebue after struggling to hold down a regular playing berth under Zinedine Zidane.
Arsenal’s technical director Edu has contacted Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez to discuss over the possibility of signing the midfielder for the rest of the season. Madrid will certainly listen to Arsenal have watched Dani Cabellos develop his remarkable qualities under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta.
Real Madrid could loan Eden Hazard back to Chelsea next season if the Belgium international fail to recapture his brilliant best.
Los Blancos will revamp the squad next season and selling off dead woods who have failed to expectations as well as players who are outlived their usefulness.
Chelsea though will likely take Hazard back but on a season loan deal.