It has been a tough old start for manager Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid and already the wolves are at the door after one point in their last four games.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu could be the final nail the coffin, so who could replace the former Spain boss if the axe did fall in Madrid?
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1) Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and much of that has to do with the influence of Argentinean tactician Mauricio Pochettino.
Cutting his teeth in the Premier League with Southampton, the South American was soon snapped up by Spurs and has gone from strength to strength.
Pochettino has been linked with the job at Manchester United, which on the face of it would be a natural progression upwards
Real’s club president Florentino Perez was believed to have contacted Pochettino before selecting Lopetegui and the Los Bloncos chief could be tempted to go back in for the Argentine.
2) Massimiliano Allegri
Another man believed to have previously been in the frame for the Real job was Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The Italian has turned Juve into the dominant force in Serie A and a side to be feared once more in the Champions League.
Allegri continues to be linked with jobs in Spain and the Premier League but would he leave Juve not long after the arrival of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real?
The experienced tactician might just feel he needs to bring that Champions League crown back to Turin, before he considers his next challenge.
3) Antonio Conte
One man who would be far more obtainable than the previous two potential candidates is former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Again, a man with plenty of title-winning experience, the Italian had a massive impact on the game in England when he won the Premier League title with the Blues.
The fact he is without a club at present could offer up the perfect opportunity to snap him up, should Lopetegui see his time in the Spanish capital cut short.