Julen Lopetegui was clearly living on borrowed time at the Bernabeu and it was little surprise when the Spaniard was given the heave-ho after a heavy defeat in Saturday’s Clasico match.
Real Madrid are now searching for a new manager and Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the vacant position, with the Argentine looking disgruntled at Tottenham Hotspur at the moment.
There have been several bets on Poch to take charge at the Spanish capital, with Paddy Power now trading 3/1 that the manager leaves the London outfit and it is thought he was dismayed by the inability to strengthen the squad last summer.
A poor start in the Champions League also means Spurs are unlikely to progress to the last sixteen and Pochettino might consider this to be a good time to further his ambitions.
However, BetVictor have 5/1 about Poch becoming manager at Real Madrid, with Santiago Solari trading at 8/11 and he’s currently in the caretaker position at the club.
Solari would represent a promotion from within and he’s been part of the furniture for a long time, although Antonio Conte is also thought to be interested in the role.
The former Chelsea manager made an immediate impact in England when winning the Premier League title with the Blues and is trading at 17/10 to become the next manager of Real Madrid.