Jurgen Klopp and Rafa Benitez are the two coaches in-line to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid coach this summer, according to reports.
Ancelotti’s Madrid future is hanging by a thread after failing in both La Liga and the Champions League this season and José Luis Sánchez, of La Sexta, says president Florentino Perez has lined up the two candidates to replace the Italian.
Klopp will leave Dortmund in the summer while Benitez has yet to pen a new deal to continue at Napoli and is expected to hold showdown talks over his future in Italy soon.
Madrid have taken note of both situations, however, and have highlighted the pair as the best men to take Madrid forward if Ancelotti does not continue next season.
Klopp has earned the reputation of being one of the best coaches in Europe with Dortmund, while Benitez is a decorated coach who started out coaching with Madrid and their second team, Castilla.