ZINEDINE ZIDANE'S job is "in jeopardy" — thrusting Jose Mourinho into the position of favourite to become the next Real Madrid manager, according to reports.
The three-time Champions League winner is at risk of being sacked, claims El Chiringuito TV.
Zinedine Zidane's future is in the balance, according to reports in SpainCredit: EPA
If results do not pick up — starting with their European double-header with Galatasaray — the Frenchman's head could be on the block.
Presenter Josep Pedrerol claims Zizou's position is "very fragile" and "his message has not been effective so far this season.
"He will travel to Istanbul with the team."
Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are among the favourites to replace Zidane if he is shown the door.
Los Blancos lost 1-0 to Real Mallorca after Alvaro Ordizola was sent of in Palma and loan ace Takefusa Kubo was allowed to play and help take down his parent club.
The result was their first league defeat of the season and left Real only a point behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga and one ahead of third-placed Grenada.
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They also face Paris Saint-Germain at the Bernabeu on November 26, while the date for their rearranged El Clasico has yet to be confirmed with the match on Saturday in Barcelona almost certainly postponed.
Gareth Bale was again missing for Los Blancos as he nursed an on-going knee issue — despite playing both matches for Wales in the international break — while Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Lucas and Nacho were all missing.
Real Madrid are currently bottom of Group A in the Champions league after losing 3-0 at Paris Saint-Germain and drawing 2-2 with Club Brugge.
Jose Mourinho was a pundit at the Manchester United v Liverpool game and is favourite to replace ZidaneCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd