Tottenham Hotspur could make a check on Zinedine Zidane’s intentions in managerial search

Tottenham Hotspur want a new manager and have been strongly linked with Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte in recent hours, with both said to be keen on the job.

The Italian is a free agent after leaving Inter Milan on Wednesday, while the Paris Saint-Germain boss seems open to a sensational return to Spurs after just five months in the Parc des Princes dugout.

Europe’s managerial merry-go-round is likely to have a huge say on whom Spurs appoint as their next boss.

The Telegraph claims former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could emerge as a candidate.

The Frenchman left Santiago Bernabeu yesterday after his second stint as Los Blancos boss did not go as planned.

While his preference is to be waiting to take over the French national team after the European Championships, The Telegraph believes it would not be a surprise if Tottenham check on his intentions.

With three Champions League titles to his name as Madrid manager, top clubs would be keen on appointing Zidane, and Spurs could reach out if moves for Conte and Pochettino fall through.

The 48-year-old also won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Super Cups, two Super Cups and two Club World Cups over his two stints as Madrid boss, and landing him would be a coup for Spurs.

Zidane has proven himself as one of the best tacticians in the game, and his good luck charm could rub off on the north Londoners in their quest to end their 13-year wait for silverware.

In other news, Spanish football expert shares his thoughts on Pochettino potentially joining Spurs.