With Real Madrid finally sacking coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo yesterday the speculation now begins as to who his successor will be.
Luxemburgo was coach at Real for just short of a year but failed to bring the success that the Real fans craved and it was only a matter of time before he was told to leave. Even though they had won the day before the board ran out of patience and installed reserve team coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro in temporary charge.
Luxemburgo left with the team in fourth place despite a summer spending of £60million.
Rafael Benitez will undoubtedly be linked with a move to the Spanish side that he’s so fond of, but with him still having four years left on his contract, and a desire to see the job out, it’s not likely he’ll take the job on. It won’t stop the speculation though, and the English press have chosen to link Rafa, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho with the job. The press in Spain have also included Juventus coach Fabio Capello, a former Real manager who won the Spanish title with them in 1997. The former Celta Vigo and Porto boss Victor Fernandez is another name in the frame, as is England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.