Pochettino has previously outlined his desire to land the Madrid job, saying: “Of course coaching Real Madrid is one of my dreams.
“If it is not the best it is one of the best clubs in the world. I am no different – everyone has it on their dream list.”
Zidane was not able to strengthen his squad over the summer as Madrid felt the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 1998 World Cup winner even came under fire from Marca following the defeat to Shakhtar, with the loyal Madrid-based sports paper claiming Los Blancos were “on a freefall”.
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