Barcelona Legend Gives Surprise Pick For The Next Real Madrid Manager
One of the best players of his generation, Rivaldo, has given his choice for who he believes should be the next Real Madrid manager. He believes that current incumbent Santiago Solar is just a temporary solution until Florentino Perez can agree on a contract to be a new manager in.
"I believe Santiago Solar will stay for just a couple of matches, and sooner or later Real Madrid will reach an agreement with a new manager."
The Brazilian World Cup winner, who now works for Betfair as an ambassador, believes Antonio Conte could be the man to come in, despite his odds drifting in recent days.
"I suppose they are still negotiating with Antonio Conte and could end up agreeing terms. But for now, Solari is a good option as he already knows the club and players, but I don't think he is going to stay in charge for long because he is just not ready yet.
"Conte is an experienced manager who could be a good option for Real Madrid. Bringing a manager with discipline could be useful as maybe everyone relaxed a bit too much after recent successful seasons. Real have a great group of players and this is not a normal situation for the club.”
The senior players at Real are reportedly not keen on Conte, but that didn’t stop Rivaldo from putting his full support behind the former Chelsea boss.
"I believe Conte would be a good choice. When you need to put your house in order, you should bring someone that adds discipline and installs a strong work ethic. I think he might be the ideal choice for Madrid right now."