With Zinedine Zidane's departure confirmed within the club, Real Madrid have already begun work to replace him. It won't be easy, given the…

With Zinedine Zidane’s departure confirmed within the club, Real Madrid have already begun work to replace him.
It won’t be easy, given the huge presence of Zidane at the club, but Los Blancos already have the wheels in motion.
Right now, as MARCA have reported, Raul Gonzalez is the first choice to lead the team next season.
Massimiliano Allegri and Joachim Low are the other options, but Raul is the leading candidate.
He’s seen as the natural replacement, continuing the Frenchman’s work, and he would bring his character and work rate with him.
Raul is ready – he’s proven that with Castilla – and he understands this team and club better than almost anyone.
As is logical, he’s not the only name to have been put forward in board meetings, but he is the favourite amongst almost all of Real Madrid’s directors.
Starting his journey at Al Sadd as he underwent coaching courses, he joined Real Madrid’s coaching set-up with the youth teams in 2018 and has gone from strength to strength.
Last summer, Raul won a historic first UEFA Youth League trophy for the club, and now he’s leading Castilla in a play-off push to win promotion to Segunda Division.
His hard work on the pitch won him plaudits on the field and he has maintained those values as a coach.
The success Raul has enjoyed has caught the eye of others too, with Schalke, where he once played, having called him mid-season, and Eintracht Frankfurt also reaching out to him in recent weeks.