Former Real Madrid player and coach Bernd Schuster has tipped Germany coach Joachim Low to take over in the summer.
Although the Champions League holders only recently hired current boss Santiago Solari on a contract that runs until 2021, there have been reports they are looking for a bigger name to replace him in the summer.
Jose Mourinho, recently sacked by Manchester United in December, has also been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu, while they are also interested in luring Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino to the Spanish capital.
But ex-West Germany international Schuster, who spent two years at the club as a player and returned for a brief spell as coach, believes World Cup winner Low would be an excellent appointment.
“I spoke with president Florentino Perez at an honorary event and I explicitly mentioned Low,” he told Die Welt.
“[Perez] looked at me oddly, as if I had surprised him.
“Germans are very highly regarded at Real. After all, we have done a good job there, I would not be surprised if the Real tried to hire Low next summer.”