MX23RW : Monday, August 2 18:17:04| >> :60:135:135:

Next Real Madrid manager

Julen Lopetegui in charge of Real Madrid on October 6, 2018

Real Madrid are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Julen Lopetegui just 14 matches into his reign.

Los Blancos have made their worst start to a season for 17 years, and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Barcelona in the first Clasico of the season is understood to have sealed Lopetegui's fate.

The defeat left Madrid ninth in La Liga having picked up just one point from the last 15 on offer domestically, with Barcelona already seven points clear of them.

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been heavily linked with the post, while the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho have also been touted as possible targets.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti pictured on March 1, 2021
Real Madrid confirm Carlo Ancelotti return as new manager
Real Madrid confirm that Carlo Ancelotti has left Everton to return to the Bernabeu as manager, replacing Zinedine Zidane.
Jun 1, 18:03
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti pictured on May 9, 2021
Real Madrid 'to announce Carlo Ancelotti return imminently'
Real Madrid are set to announce the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager within the next few hours, according to a report.
Jun 1, 12:33
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti pictured on March 1, 2021
Real Madrid considering Carlo Ancelotti return?
A report claims that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is interested in bringing Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti back to the Spanish capital.
Jun 1, 09:42
Raul Madrid legend Raul pictured in July 2010
Real Madrid 'open talks with Raul over replacing Zinedine Zidane'
Real Madrid reportedly open talks with club legend and current Castilla boss Raul about taking over from manager Zinedine Zidane this summer.
May 17, 23:56
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane before the match on February 26, 2020
Zinedine Zidane 'to stay in charge of Real Madrid next season'
The Frenchman has a contract at the Bernabeu until 2022.
Mar 20, 11:59
Manchester United manager watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on August 27, 2018
Sergio Ramos 'vetoed Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte appointments'
Sergio Ramos reportedly voiced concerns about Jose Mourinho or Antonio Conte being named Real Madrid manager, leading to Zinedine Zidane's reappointment.
Mar 16, 18:58
Zinedine Zidane being unveiled as Real Madrid manager for a second time on March 11, 2019
Zinedine Zidane promised £300m transfer kitty to return to Real Madrid?
Zinedine Zidane will reportedly be given £300m to overhaul Real Madrid's squad this summer, with at least one 'galactico' being targeted.
Mar 11, 18:59
Jose Mourinho looking downbeat during the EFL Cup third-round game between Manchester United and Derby County on September 25, 2018
Ramon Calderon: 'Real Madrid players rejected Jose Mourinho return'
Ramon Calderon believes that Real Madrid's players rejected the club's plan to appoint Jose Mourinho, with Zinedine Zidane instead being placed in charge.
Mar 11, 18:27
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane watches on during his side's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on May 12, 2018
Report: Zinedine Zidane rejects Real Madrid for Juventus
Zinedine Zidane reportedly informs Real Madrid that he is not interested in a return to the club, leaving the door open for a move to Juventus.
Mar 11, 14:47
Marcelo pictured in February 2019
Sergio Ramos 'steps in during Marcelo, Santiago Solari row'
Juventus-linked full-back Marcelo reportedly made a crude remark towards manager Santiago Solari in training last week that forced skipper Sergio Ramos to intervene.
Mar 11, 14:36
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari reacts during his side's Champions League defeat to March on March 5, 2019
Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari still at risk of imminent sacking?
Santiago Solari may reportedly still be sacked by Real Madrid before they are next in action, despite Sunday's pressure-relieving victory over Real Valladolid.
Mar 11, 14:08
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United on October 6, 2018
Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale 'against Jose Mourinho return'
Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho will not be welcomed back to the Bernabeu by Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale, according to a report.
Mar 10, 23:26
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari reacts during his side's Champions League defeat to March on March 5, 2019
Santiago Solari responds to rumours of Jose Mourinho's return to Madrid
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari responds to rumours that former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to replace him at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mar 10, 18:20
Cameroon manager Clarence Seedorf pictured during his side's friendly against Brazil in November 2018
Clarence Seedorf joins list of managerial targets for Real Madrid?
Clarence Seedorf could be appointed by Florentino Perez as Real Madrid's manager until the end of the season, according to a report.
Mar 9, 23:36
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari reacts during his side's Champions League defeat to March on March 5, 2019
Santiago Solari has told Real Madrid players he expects more
Madrid are 12 points behind LaLiga leaders Barcelona and out of all the cup competitions.
Mar 9, 15:30
Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves The Lowry hotel on December 18, 2018
Jose Mourinho could return to Real Madrid next week - Ramon Calderon
Mourinho has been out of work since his sacking by Manchester United in December.
Mar 9, 12:15
Mauricio Pochettino applauds on December 11, 2018
Real Madrid 'to offer £145m for Harry Kane, Mauricio Pochettino'
A report claims that Real Madrid are prepared to hand over £145m to prise Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Mar 8, 09:09
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari reacts during his side's Champions League defeat to March on March 5, 2019
Santiago Solari to be given rest of season by Florentino Perez?
A report claims that Santiago Solari is likely to remain in charge of Real Madrid until the summer as president Florentino Perez is unsure who else to appoint.
Mar 7, 18:15
Jose Mourinho watches on during the Champions League group game between Manchester United and Juventus on October 23, 2018
Jose Mourinho 'almost 100% certain to return to Real Madrid'
A report claims that former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is 'almost 100% certain' to be offered the chance to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
Mar 7, 09:13
Jose Mourinho looks at his watch prior to the Champions League group game between Juventus and Manchester United on November 7, 2018
Jose Mourinho: 'I have had no contact with Real Madrid'
Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho denies claims made by Ramon Calderon that he has already been contacted about taking over as Real Madrid manager.
Mar 6, 23:10
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on February 27, 2019
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'to reject Real Madrid advances'
A report claims that Jurgen Klopp is committed to Liverpool and has no intention of leaving Anfield to join Real Madrid.
Mar 6, 18:50
Zinedine Zidane at a press conference in May 2018
Ramon Calderon: 'Zinedine Zidane has already rejected Real Madrid job offer'
Zinedine Zidane has already turned down the chance to return to Real Madrid for a second spell in charge, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
Mar 6, 18:10
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gets emotional on January 19, 2019
Report: Real Madrid make Jurgen Klopp top managerial target
A report claims that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is the preferred choice of Real Madrid chiefs to take over from Santiago Solari as their next manager.
Mar 6, 17:54
Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves The Lowry hotel on December 18, 2018
Former president Ramon Calderon warns Real Madrid against rehiring Jose Mourinho
Madrid lost 4-1 to Ajax on home soil to throw away a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of their Champions League tie.
Mar 6, 13:57
Raul Madrid legend Raul pictured in July 2010
Report: Real Madrid legend Raul in contention to replace Santiago Solari
Iconic striker Raul may reportedly be promoted to the position of Real Madrid's first-team manager as Florentino Perez has lost patience with Santiago Solari.
Mar 5, 18:58
Santiago Solari in charge of Real Madrid on January 19, 2019
Real Madrid have more suitors than Julia Roberts - Santiago Solari
Jose Mourinho has been linked with replacing Solari.
Mar 4, 20:14
Santiago Solari in charge of Real Madrid on January 19, 2019
Santiago Solari not worried about Jose Mourinho speculation
Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari insists that he is not bothered about talk of Jose Mourinho being lined up to replace him after less than a season in charge.
Mar 4, 18:23
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino pictured on January 4, 2019
Real Madrid 'still considering Mauricio Pochettino, Jose Mourinho'
A report claims that Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho remain the top two candidates to succeed Santiago Solari as Real Madrid's next manager.
Mar 2, 18:05
Santiago Solari in charge of Real Madrid on January 19, 2019
Santiago Solari future 'depends on El Clasico result'
Santiago Solari is reportedly given one more match, Saturday's visit of Barcelona in La Liga, to persuade Real Madrid chiefs to stick with him.
Mar 1, 09:26
Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari tells his side to focus against Real Sociedad on January 6, 2019.
Real Madrid to stick with Santiago Solari despite poor form?
Recently-appointed Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari will stay on at the Bernabeu until at least the end of the season, according to a report.
Jan 9, 09:10
Gareth Bale after scoring for Real Madrid against Kashima Antlers in FIFA Club World Cup on December 19, 2018.
Real Madrid 'to offer Gareth Bale in exchange for Mauricio Pochettino'
A report claims that Real Madrid will offer Gareth Bale to Tottenham Hotspur as compensation for manager Mauricio Pochettino, who remains their top target.
Dec 22, 23:22
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United on October 6, 2018
Report: Real Madrid prefer Jose Mourinho to Mauricio Pochettino
A report claims that out-of-work boss Jose Mourinho, and not Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, would be Real Madrid's top choice to succeed Santiago Solari.
Dec 22, 12:33
Antonio Conte in charge of Chelsea on May 19, 2018
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte rules out Real Madrid job
Antonio Conte says that he would rather wait until next summer before committing to a new job, amid reports that he is one of Real Madrid's top managerial choices.
Nov 12, 18:06
Leonardo Jardim in charge of Monaco on August 4, 2018
Former Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim on Real Madrid shortlist?
Former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim reportedly emerges as a surprise contender to replace Julen Lopetegui as the new Real Madrid manager.
Nov 6, 14:06
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on August 27, 2018
Real Madrid 'prepared to wait for Mauricio Pochettino'
A report claims that Real Madrid are prepared to wait until next summer before appointing Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino as their next permanent manager.
Nov 4, 18:25
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger watches on during a Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town on May 13, 2018
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rules out Real Madrid job
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that he does not intend to return to management until 2019, ruling him out of the running to replace Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.
Oct 31, 17:38
Michael Laudrup in charge of Swansea City on February 1, 2014
Michael Laudrup 'turns down Real Madrid'
Former Real Madrid midfielder Michael Laudrup reportedly turns down the chance to succeed Julen Lopetegui as the club's manager.
Oct 30, 23:56
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on August 27, 2018
Real Madrid 'planning £85m Mauricio Pochettino offer'
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to offer Mauricio Pochettino a contract worth £85m over five years in an attempt to prise him away from Tottenham Hotspur.
Oct 30, 23:42
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte poses with the FA Cup on May 19, 2018
Rivaldo: 'Antonio Conte would be a good choice for Real Madrid'
Rivaldo insists that Santiago Solari 'is not ready' to manage Real Madrid on a full-time basis, instead backing Antonio Conte to take on the high-profile position.
Oct 30, 19:01
Antonio Conte in charge of Chelsea on May 19, 2018
Antonio Conte's demands 'stall Real Madrid arrival'
Antonio Conte has demanded at least two new players before he agrees to take over as Real Madrid boss, according to a report.
Oct 30, 14:22
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte poses with the FA Cup on May 19, 2018
Real Madrid target Antonio Conte in London to agree release from Chelsea deal?
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte allegedly arrives in London in order to agree the end of his deal with the Blues ahead of a potential appointment at Real Madrid.
Oct 29, 10:00
Brazil coach Tite gestures on the touchline during an international friendly with Croatia at Anfield on June 3, 2018
Brazil boss Tite hits out at 'lies' after being linked with Real Madrid
Tite hits out at 'lies' in the local media linking him with the Real Madrid job, insisting that he already has the 'best job in football'.
Jun 10, 16:33
Brazil manager Tite on June 3, 2018
Report: Brazil manager Tite lined up for Real Madrid job
A report claims that Brazil boss Tite has emerged as a contender to succeed Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager prior to next season.
Jun 9, 16:08
Guti in action for Real Madrid in July 2009
Murcia president: 'Guti will take over at Real Madrid'
The president of Real Murcia seemingly confirms that Guti will replace Zinedine Zidane as manager of Real Madrid.
Jun 7, 14:38
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp in action prior to the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'open to holding Real Madrid talks'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp allegedly expresses interest in speaking to Real Madrid about their managerial vacancy.
Jun 6, 18:52
Real Madrid's assistant coach Fernando Hierro during training on August 11, 2014
Fernando Hierro 'in frame for Real Madrid job'
Former Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro is in the frame to replace Zinedine Zidane as head coach of the Spanish giants, according to a report.
Jun 6, 13:02
Mauricio Pochettino points at Tottenham Hotspur fans on May 13, 2018
Real Madrid 'abandon Mauricio Pochettino pursuit'
Real Madrid reportedly abandon hope of appointing Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager due to Spurs owner Daniel Levy.
Jun 2, 21:10
Michael Laudrup in charge of Swansea City on February 1, 2014
Michael Laudrup in talks with Real Madrid?
Michael Laudrup is a candidate to become the new manager of Champions League winners Real Madrid, according to his agent.
Jun 2, 09:26
Joachim Low at a Germany press conference on May 24, 2018
Joachim Low: 'I will not take Real Madrid job'
Germany manager Joachim Low rules himself out of the running to replace Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid.
Jun 1, 12:48
Jurgen Klopp takes to the field ahead of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 26, 2018
Real Madrid 'target Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp'
Real Madrid reportedly identify Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a possible replacement for Zinedine Zidane, who left the Bernabeu on Thursday.
Jun 1, 09:12
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Arsene Wenger 'favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid'
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid head coach.
May 31, 22:32

Did you know...?
rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia12211750
Great BritainGreat Britain11121235
Today's Olympic highlights header

Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!