Zinedine Zidane 11/2 not to see out 2017 at Real Madrid after El Clásico mauling

Could the club legend be set for the exit door?


Let’s face it, yesterday couldn’t have got any worse if you’re name happens to be Zinedine Zidane.

Losing 3-0 to Barcelona at home was bad enough and then when you add in that Madrid are now a whopping 14 points behind their greatest rivals thanks to the defeat, it was a bad day at the office for the Real legend.

Luis Suarez opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half for Barca, finishing off a wonderful sweeping move.

Things descended into a farce after that when right back Daniel Carvajal was sent off for handling the ball in a piece of goalkeeping that’ll have Liverpool scouting him just after the hour mark.

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Lionel Messi smashed home the resulting penalty and substitute Aleix Vidal rounded out the 3-0 embarrassment in injury time, just seconds after coming on as a late substitute.

You’d think after being the first manager in history to retain the Champions League Zidane wouldn’t have to worry about the dreaded sack. However, fans loudly booed his decision to bring on Nacho Fernandez as a sub, in the wake of Carvajal red card, and it now looks like the Madrid faithful are losing patience with the French maestro.

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez isn’t shy about welding the axe when required and we make it 11/2 that he does just that before the start of 2018.

While the embattled boss is 11/4 not to see out the 2017/18 season at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Should Zidane see the exit door, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to replace him at 2/1. He’s followed in the betting by former Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti (7/2) and Laurent Blanc is a distant third at 17/2.

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