Real ask Poch to keep them informed of plans as club eye Zidane replacement

first_imgREAL MADRID have reportedly asked Mauricio Pochettino to keep them informed of his future plans.Bernabeu president Florentino Perez’s relationship with manager Zinedine Zidane is an uneasy one.1 Real Madrid have reportedly asked Mauricio Pochettino to keep them informed of his future plansCredit: Getty Images – GettyClub legend Zidane has taken Real to the top of LaLiga, one point ahead of Barcelona, but the Frenchman is said to have clashed with senior stars.And according to The Independent, the Spanish giants are monitoring Pochettino’s situation after the Argentine was sacked by Tottenham in November and replaced by Jose Mourinho.Real have long been admirers of Poch but had no success in attempting to prize him away from Spurs.But as a free agent the ex-Southampton boss is a wanted man with a host of European clubs – including Manchester United – keeping tabs on him.With that in mind, Real want to be prepared for a possible pursuit to convince Poch to move to the Spanish capital.But SunSport revealed the 48-year-old is in pole position to replace Pep Guardiola if the Spaniard left City.The Premier League champions have been banned from all Uefa competitions for two years after being found guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsThat has led to questions over whether Guardiola would be willing to stay on as manager past the end of this season.And should the ex-Barca boss decide the time is right to quit, with the chance to take over at Juventus, then City would have to find a successor quickly.Pochettino is one coach who would fit the profile of a new man in charge, and we revealed in December that the City job is one he would be interested in taking.Mauricio Pochettino refusing to commit to Real Madrid – as he wants to see if Man City are interested next summerlast_img read more

Video: Man United’s Januzaj claims fine assist as Aubameyang nets Dortmund brace

first_img1 Manchester United outcast Adnan Januzaj proved his worth for on-loan club Borussia Dortmund as the 20-year-old Belgian popped up with an assist, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a thrilling clash with SV Darmstadt 98.Januzaj joined the Bundesliga outfit in a season-long loan deal late in the summer transfer window, and his clever reverse pass freed Aubameyang to slot in his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.However, the Gabon international star’s brace wasn’t enough for Dortmund to claim all three points, as a wonderful volley plus a scrappy last-minute goal saw Darmstadt come away from Westfalenstadion with a share of the spoils in a tense 2-2 draw.Nevertheless, it was a special moment for Aubameyang – who has set a new Bundesliga record having now scored in all seven of Dortmund’s opening league games of the campaign.Check out Aubameyang’s goals and how the thrilling tie unfolded below:Amazing Marcel Heller volley hands SV Darmstadt 98 shock lead: Adnan Januzaj celebrates with his new Borussia Dortmund team-mates Aubameyang equalises with fine close-range finish:center_img Januzaj the creator as Aubameyang fires Dortmund in front: SV Darmstadt 98 claim late draw with scrappy equaliser:last_img read more