Antonio Conte is the favorite to become the new Real Madrid manager

According to reports Antonio Conte is the favorite to become the new Real Madrid manager with Julen Lopetegui set to be sacked after the 5-1 defeat by Barcelona on Sunday.

The Italian, who left Chelsea in the summer after two years at Stamford Bridge, is keen to take the job and held talks with the Real Madrid president, Florentino PĂ©rez.

The 49-year-old has a legal dispute to settle with Chelsea and, if that proves a stumbling block, Real are likely to turn to Santiago Solari.

Antonia Conte returned from his vacation in Egypt to discus his future with Real Madrid, even that would cost Conte to lose 10 millions euro which is his last year contract with Chelsea before being sacked last season.

Real, remain confident that Conte will be in a position to accept the job and hope to announce the change of manager as soon as Monday.

Lopetegui, who replaced Zinedine Zidane in the summer, had been expected to be relieved of his duties last week after a home defeat to Levante but earned a stay of execution to oversee a narrow 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday.

 

 

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