Rafael Benitez faces Florentino Perez this afternoon with his Real Madrid future on the line.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has endured a tough season in charge at the Bernabeu, with injuries and institutional unrest doing nothing to help his chances.
And with disappointing results beginning to follow disappointing performances, Benitez’s future as Madrid boss is in serious doubt.
Zinedine Zidane, coach of Real Madrid’s second team, Castilla, is ready to assume the hot seat.
The World Cup winning midfielder has long been earmarked for the top job at the Bernabeu and will be pressed into action should Perez make the big call and sack Rafa.
Key players in the Madrid dressing room have begun to turn against Benitez, and it could be the decisive factor in convincing the club’s board to do away with the Champions League-winning coach.