Duo In Frame To Replace Lopetegui

Duo In Frame To Replace Lopetegui

Roberto Martinez and Antonio Conte are being linked with Real Madrid as doubts surround the future of Julen Lopetegui.

Lopetegui is facing the axe despite only taking charge in the summer, as Real slumped to another defeat against Levante at the weekend, to leave them sitting fifth in La Liga.

Real are in Champions League action later this week, but reports are rife that Lopetegui could be out of work before then with the powers that be set to make a decision.

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Antonio Conte has been heavily linked and has all the credentials to step into the job following title success with both Italian giants Juventus and his latest club Chelsea.

Conte is out of work after leaving Stamford Bridge and could take charge straight away, but there are reports suggesting Belgium boss Martinez is in the frame.

Such and appointment would be a huge gamble as Real cannot afford to get it wrong, but Martinez’s brand of attacking football would certainly fit in at the Bernabeu.