Real Madrid: A detailed look into the ‘revolution’ of the club in 2021

Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez
Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, Florentino Perez (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images) /


Games and trophies are won by the players who play on the field. But the way those players and signings are managed is equally important, which makes the presence of a capable manager and a competent board very crucial for the club’s success as a whole. Zidane has been the manager for the last two years, and he has done very well with the squad he has, despite the constant criticism from the media.

But recently there has been a lot of speculation about Zidane’s future, with the rumors of the Frenchman’s resignation from the managerial post doing rounds on the media in the past few weeks. Yesterday, Zidane said in his post-match press conference that he will talk with the club about his future in the coming days. But with reliable journalist Edu Pidal saying that Zidane was stopped by the club yesterday from publicly announcing his decision to leave, it seems like the club does want Zidane to stay.

Generally, we get to see a managerial change at the end of a trophyless season, but in Zidane’s case, the club doesn’t have a harsh stance because they respect Zidane’s effort and the challenges he had to face during the season. But Zidane himself wanting to leave Real Madrid does show that he isn’t happy with something in the club.

The club can manage to convince Zidane to stay in their immediate meeting about Zidane’s future. But if Zidane decides to leave Real Madrid, then they will have to look for new managers. Massimiliano Allegri, Joachim Low, and Castilla manager Raul have been linked with the club, with Fabrizio Romano claiming Allegri has been in contact with the club and is favorite to replace Zidane.

A new manager may try to bring a change of approach and change of playing style, but they can’t do anything if they don’t have the board’s backing particularly in the matter of transfers. The squad needs changes, and without some proper replacements, the club won’t be able to compete in every competition. The old guard is aging and they won’t save the club every time, and they need replacements.

Real Madrid has spent money, but they haven’t made signings that suit the manager’s system. Florentino Perez has too much power in the matter of transfers, and he has made some mistakes in recent years, which haven’t been questioned by anyone in the club. This might actually be one of the reasons behind Zidane’s impending resignation because no manager likes to not have a considerable amount of power in transfers.

It is time that changes, and signings are made with a proper sporting vision. The reintroduction of the Sporting director position on the board can be very helpful to the club. A top sporting director like Luis Campos has been linked with the club in recent months, and bringing him to Real Madrid would be the best signing for the club in this window.

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The Portuguese scout has an eye for talent, and even if he joins the club as an advisor it would be of great help to the club, especially if the club wants to go forward with a youth investment scheme. Campos has the experience of being in Real Madrid, as he worked with Jose Mourinho at Los Blancos, and his return would be highly beneficial for the club.