Zinedine Zidane is being linked to Manchester United as Jose Mourinho struggles to impress at Old Trafford.
His successor at Real Madrid Julen Lopetegui has backed the Frenchman to return to the dugout.
Watch Lopetegui speak on the former Los Blancos boss coaching again in the video below.
Julen Lopetegui says he’s not ‘fond’ of individual awards.
The Real Madrid manager acknowledged Gareth Bale’s good form but is not bothered by awards in light of the Welshman’s Puskas nomination.
Bale received a nomination for his Champions League final goal against Liverpool – an overhead strike.
Watch Lopetegui’s reaction below.
Hola Madridistas. Welcome to Friday’s Real Madrid blog.
Alex Rea and the rest of the Sport360 team will be here throughout the day, bringing you the latest Los Blancos news, views and gossip.
22:00 – Julen Lopetegui hails Karim Benzema’s goal-scoring form
Julen Lopetegui believes Karim Benzema is enjoying the prime stage of his career as he helps Real Madrid cope without record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
In-form striker Benzema has registered four times in three LaLiga games during Real’s 100 per cent start under new coach Lopetegui.
Read the Real Madrid coach’s quotes in full here.
19:55 – Bernabeu renovation could hinder transfer business
Club president Florentino Perez’s plans for the stadium could put the club in debt of up to €575million.
17: 40 – PSG chief hits out at Madrid
Los Blancos have made no effort to hide their interest in the Brazilian and the PSG chief has now taken a jibe at the Spanish giants for their ‘behind the scenes’ moves to secure his signature.
16:30 – Madrid training
Madrid resume their domestic campaign with a trip to Athletic Bilbao following the international break.
Los Blancos will be hoping to maintain their 100 per cent start to the La Liga season.
Watch the players in training below as they gear up for the encounter.
13:30 – Will the dream become a reality?
Everton star Richarlison has been in sparkling form for the Premier League side this season and already there is talk he could be set for bigger things.
He scored two stunners on debut for Brazil against El Salvador during the international break and unsurprisingly he was then asked by the media if he one day had ambitions of playing for one of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
What do you think he had to say?
Richarlison has just scored this utterly stunning goal on his international debut for Brazil! This kid has so much talent it’s unbelievable. We may very well look back in a few years at the £35m fee Everton paid for him, and deem it as a bargain... pic.twitter.com/Fz2KW05aYl— freeflow football (@freeflowblog) September 12, 2018
12:00 – Goals, goals and squad goals
Gareth Bale has started the season with a bang, scoring three and assisting another in three La Liga outings.
And he’s looking super sharp in training as well, along with his Los Blancos team-mates Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema.
11:08 – Mariano’s delight in taking on No7 shirt
The No7 shirt is a bit of a prized asset at Real Madrid and so no it’s not surprising Mariano Diaz has spoken of his “honour” in taking on the jersey.
Of course, it was left vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit, and Marco Asensio seems disappointed he wasn’t offered the number.
However, at least he is getting game time at Madrid, unlike his countryman Mariano!