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Zinedine Zidane ‘would NOT be Real Madrid boss’ if Enrique Riquelme takes over from Florentino Perez

by Football Frenzied

Zinedine Zidane ‘would NOT be Real Madrid manager’ if Enrique Riquelme takes over from president Florentino Perez as he eyes Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp or club legend Raul… and he wants to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo!

  • Enrique Riquelme would replace Zinedine Zidane with Jurgen Klopp or Raul 
  • The current Real Madrid boss has just over a year left on his deal at the Bernabeu
  • Businessman Riquelme is interested in becoming the LaLiga giants’ president
  • He also discussed Real’s transfer targets – Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe 

Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Riquelme would replace manager Zinedine Zidane with Jurgen Klopp or Raul if he took over from Florentino Perez.

The current Real boss has just over a year left on his deal at the Bernabeu and has come under pressure due to inconsistent performances this season.

Businessman Riquelme, who is interested in becoming Real president, has insisted that he would prefer to have Liverpool manager Klopp or club legend Raul in the hotseat.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is contracted to the club until 2024

Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Riquelme would replace manager Zinedine Zidane (L) with Jurgen Klopp (R) or Raul if he took over from Florentino Perez

Former striker Raul is currently managing Real's reserve team

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked witha sensational return to the Bernabeu

Raul is managing Real’s reserve team – and Riquelme is keen on reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo

‘Zidane would not be my coach,’ he told El Partidazo de COPE. ‘I personally like Klopp a lot and Raul is doing very well.’

Klopp, whose Liverpool side face Real in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday night, has a contract at Anfield until 2024. While Raul, who scored 324 goals in 16 years at the LaLiga giants, is managing Real’s reserve team after stepping into coaching in 2018.

Riquelme also discussed Real’s transfer targets and the speculation surrounding Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Businessman Riquelme is interested in replacing Perez (R) as president at the LaLiga giants

Businessman Riquelme is interested in replacing Perez (R) as president at the LaLiga giants

Riquelme also discussed Real's transfer targets and speculation surrounding world-class stars

Riquelme also discussed Real’s transfer targets and speculation surrounding world-class stars

Haaland is one of Europe’s hottest properties after starring in Germany, with the likes of Real, Barcelona and Manchester City all keen on acquiring his services.

‘My potential sporting general manager spoke with Mino Raiola [Haaland’s agent] on Wednesday. We just asked about Haaland’s situation and Raiola informed us,’ Riquelme added.

As to whether Real could bring in Mbappe, he said: ‘You have to see the club’s accounts first.’

Juventus star Ronaldo has been linked with a sensational move back to Real in recent weeks. The 36-year-old joined the Italian champions from the Spanish outfit in an £88million deal in 2018 but his deal in Turin expires in June 2022.

‘I put on the table that we repeat Cristiano, because he has represented a lot for football and for Real Madrid,’ Riquelme added. ‘There are no old or young players, there are good or bad players.’ 

Ronaldo won four Champions League titles in five seasons and helped them lift the LaLiga trophy twice during his nine-year stay.

Real are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Real

Real are linked to Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (L) and PSG star Kylian Mbappe (R)

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