Real Madrid legend Guti Hernandez has revealed that he’d say yes if offered the job of the club’s manager.
Despite his interest in the role, Guti offered support to his former teammate and current manager Zinedine Zidane.
With Los Blancos taking on PSG in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, the match will be particularly important to Zidane, with Real Madrid already out of the running for the La Liga.
Guti, the club’s under-18s coach, scored 77 goals for Madrid between 1995 and 2010, winning five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues, and his U18s completed a domestic treble in his first season in charge last year.
He told Marca that failures earlier in the season meant Zidane would be under pressure should his side go out of the Champions League.
“This is Madrid’s last bullet [for this season], but I hope this is not Zidane’s final [year],” he said. “We must not forget what he has done. Zidane must continue.”
Guti said it would be difficult to say no if club president Florentino Perez asked him to step up, adding: “How would I not want to coach Real Madrid some day?
“If Florentino offered me the first team I would say yes, I am ready.”