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Real Madrid will give Zidane until Gladbach clash; Pochettino, Allegri in frame

Real Madrid's board will give Zinedine Zidane to the final game of their Champions League before discussing his dismissal.

Defeat at Shakhtar Donestk last night has Real's hopes of qualifying from their Champions League group on a knife edge - and sparked speculation of Zidane being shown the door.

Okdiario says, however, Zidane's job is not under threat - at least until after Wednesday's final Champions League group game against Borussia Monchengladbach at Valdebebas. Should Real fail to get out the group, Zizou will be fired.

In terms of replacements, no candidates have been discussed, though former Tottenham boss Maurico Pochettino and Max Allegri, who hasn't been in work since leaving Juventus 18 months ago, are regarded as potential appointments.

Defeat at Shakhtar last night followed on from Saturday's home defeat to Alaves.

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