Los Blancos defeated Atletico Madrid on penalties to win the Champions League that season before beating Juventus past year and Liverpool on Saturday. This does not contain a release clause or any gentleman's agreement that the 46-year-old could enter talks with Los Blancos should they make an approach. For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived.
Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Zidane's decision took him by surprise when he was informed on Wednesday, leaving him with the unenviable task of replacing a hugely successful coach.
The Argentine has always been on Madrid's radar and with them having to find a new man in the dugout sooner than expected after Zidane's decision, could be approached ahead of schedule. Although in this case it doesn't depend on me.More news: Mohamed Salah to travel to Spain for treatment on shoulder injury
Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, said: "I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together".
Blanc was renowned as one of the world's best centre-backs during his illustrious playing career that saw him win the World Cup and European Championship with France, as well as representing elite clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United at club level.More news: New Zealand orders mass cattle cull to eradicate disease
Sources have told ESPN FC that Bale's preference is to remain at Real Madrid, where he has a contract until 2022, but only if he gets assurances about being given a more prominent role next season.
Zidane explained his decision to leave Madrid less than a week after claiming a third Champions League title in a row as "time to go out at the top" in Thursday's press conference. This club is in my heart.
Real must now start an unexpected recruitment process, with the World Cup on the horizon before embarking on pre-season preparations.More news: Fallout 76: Vault Secrets REVEALED for Bethesda's new West Virginia based game?
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