Zinedine Zidane recommends a former France teammate for the Real Madrid job

Laurent Blanc is a shock contender to succeed Juande Ramos

Zinedine Zidane consoling Laurent Blanc after he received the red card that ruled him out of the 1998 World Cup Final

The Spanish press are reporting that Laurent Blanc has emerged as a frontrunner for the Real Madrid job after Zinedine Zidane recommended him to Florentino Perez, the favourite to be elected president at the Bernabeu.

The Frenchman, once of Barcelona, guided Bordeaux to second in Ligue 1 last season and they are only two points off the top spot in this campaign.

However, The Spoiler believes it would still be too much of a gamble hiring someone who has only managed for two seasons and, unlike Pep Guardiola at Barca, has no prior experience at the club. It would also be very harsh on Juande Ramos – whose league record is P16 W14 D1 L1.

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