Real Madrid are considering installing Zinedine Zidane as the replacement for Rafael Benitez, according to reports from the Marca (as cited by the IBT Times).
Many eyebrows were raised when the Real Madrid hierarchy took the decision to appoint Rafael Benitez as the replacement for the controversially sacked Carlo Ancelotti during the summer.
Despite his history with Madrid, Benitez was not considered the best choice for the managerial hotseat at the Santiago Bernabeu and the former Liverpool boss has failed to justify his appointment so far.
The pressure was heaped upon Benitez following the humiliating 4-0 defeat to Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu last month and the 55-year old is under fire once again after his side surrendered meekly against Villarreal recently.
Now it has been claimed that the Real Madrid hierarchy have lost their confidence in Benitez and according to reports from Marca, the board is looking to replace the Spaniard with Castilla manager Zinedine Zidane.