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Zidane, Nagelsmann or Gerrard. Which coaches are waiting for new engagements?

If a team fires their coach in the near future, they can take a good look around the market. In fact, there are several big coaching names available.



If a team fires their coach in the near future, they can take a good look around the market. In fact, there are several big coaching names available.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has only managed one team in his career – Real Madrid. However, he has been extremely successful. He won the Champions League three times in three years, added La Liga to that and left at the top. After less than a year, he returned to the club and dominated La Liga the very next season.

But in the following season he finished a close second to Atlético, crashed out in the Champions League semi-finals to Chelsea and left again. He hasn’t coached a team since.

He waited for the French national team, where he was supposed to take over from Didier Deschamps, but the latter’s contract was extended and Zidane remains a free agent. His name has previously been linked with Manchester United, PSG and Juventus, where will it be in the summer?

Mauricio Pochettino

An Argentine coach who is quite popular with the players, but lacks trophies. He last managed PSG, only to be knocked out in the Champions League eighth-finals and even the mandatory Ligue 1 title didn’t soften the management.

He has been free since last June and is waiting for another offer. Speculation is now rife about his possible return to Tottenham.

Julian Nagelsmann

A rather shocking move. Julian Nagelsmann is regarded as a great coaching talent and is highly respected in Germany. Bayern went through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League without losing a single point, are a point behind Dortmund in the Bundesliga, yet the 35-year-old coach was sacked.

He is in high demand among coaches and will certainly have no shortage of engagements. There is much talk of interest from Real Madrid, possibly Chelsea or Tottenham.

Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique has been available since December last year when he was dismissed as coach of the Spanish national team. Previously, he led AS Roma, Celta Vigo or Barcelona.

Antonio Conte

The freshest name on the list. Antonio Conte was sacked from Tottenham on Sunday, after his harsh criticism towards the players and the management was to be expected.

The Italian stormtrooper has a great grasp of tactics, but he won’t last more than 2 years anywhere. Which team will be his next?

Steven Gerrard

An Englishman who has so far made a much better name for himself as a player than as a coach. He managed Rangers in Scotland, then took over Aston Villa, only his first Premier League engagement didn’t go well at all.

The Villains did not do well under Gerrard and he was sacked fairly soon. There is speculation that he could take over one of England’s youth teams.

Patrick Vieira

Arsenal legend who spent over a year and a half on the Crystal Palace bench. Before that, he managed Nice, and tried his hand at New York City.

Other available coaches: Tite (Brazil), Joachim Löw (Germany), Frank de Boer (Netherlands), Gerardo Seoane (Leverkusen), Rafael Benítez (Everton), Frank Lampard (Everton), Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds), Gennaro Gattuso (Valencia).

Source: Transfermarkt