Zidane walked away just days after winning the Champions League trophy Klopp and Pochettino were wanted for the Real Madrid job, before Lopetegui 3 3 Although Liverpool lost the Champions League Final, Klopp impressed with his style of play 3 Zizou masterminded a 3-1 success in Kiev over Klopp’s Reds before walking off into the sunset at the peak of his managerial powers.What ensued became a farce as Florentino Perez tried, but failed, to land an instant big-name replacement before announcing Julen Lopetegui.However, it could have all been so different.According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus chief Massimilliano Allegri was the club’s first choice although of course he decided to stay, eventually signing star man Ronaldo later that summer. Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino were wanted by Real Madrid to replace Zinedine Zidane before the LaLiga giants eventually settled for Julen Lopetegui, a sensational report has claimed.Los Blancos were left as confused as the rest of the footballing world when Zinedine Zidane announced his decision to walk away for the Bernabeu hot seat just days after winning a record-breaking third successive Champions League title. When Allegri rejected the advances of Perez, Mauricio Pochettino was the next name on the list for Real. However, the report claims he was too loyal to the Lilywhites to be swayed.Finally, they tried to prise Jurgen Klopp away from the side they defeated in Zidane’s last game having been impressed with Klopp’s attacking stlye of play at Anfield and at Borussia Dortmund.
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