Former Real Madrid midfielder will take over from French boss Zinedine Zidane as new club manager, according to Real Murcia president Victor Galvez.

Zidane has announced his resignation on 31 May just five days after leading Madrid to the third Champions League triumph in a row.

The Los Blancos are looking for a new manager with the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger are all in their wish-list.

However, Galvez has confirmed that Real Madrid youth manager Guti is now favourite to take over the vacant managerial post at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, the Spaniard now looks set for a much higher-profile job, with the Murcia president admitting that Zidane’s resignation has scuppered his chances of appointing Guti.

“Guti will be the coach of Real Madrid so he won’t coach Murcia. I wish Zidane had stayed for two more days so that we could’ve completed the deal for Guti,” Galvez told reporters.

The 41-year-old Madrid legend, who served Madrid as a player between 1986 and 2010, scored 77 goals in 542 appearances for the first team.

Therefore, Guti has helped the Spanish giants to win 15 trophies including Champions League three times and five La Liga titles.

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