Sergio Ramos and a group of senior Real Madrid stars are reportedly lobbying Florentino Perez to appoint Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as their next manager.
The La Liga giants are in the hunt for a new coach after Zinedine Zidane surprisingly quit last week, despite leading the club to three successive Champions League triumphs.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino emerged as the early front-runner for the job, although those links have since faded after it emerged the Argentine did not have a release clause in his contract if Real came calling for him.
The Daily Express reported on Sunday night that Reds chief Klopp was now Real’s first choice and that appointment has seemingly been backed by the players, according to Don Balon.
They have stated that Ramos has told Perez to move for the Liverpool chief in the coming weeks after being impressed with the Merseyside club’s run to the Champions League final.
Zidane, himself, admitted that the club needed a change in direction when he called time on his stay at The Bernabeu.
He said: “What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology and that’s why I took this decision.
“I think at times the players need it, when you have a difficult time you have to front up occasionally. When the fans spur us on, that’s important.”
Real will, however, face a huge fight with Liverpool’s hierarchy to bring in the German, who has already started adding to his squad at Anfield as he targets Premier Leage glory next season.
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