There's been a number of surprises and shocks already in the 2018/19 campaign but not many really come close to that of underperformance of Real Madrid. The reigning Champions League holders came into the new campaign without two club icons in Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo who've both moved onto pastures new. The world has been watching to see how they cope without the pair and as of yet they haven't done it, which has led to some huge speculation around the managers position.
Julen Lopetegui was the man hired to replace Zidane and continue the clubs dominance in Europe, but after just 14 games it looks like he's set to receive his marching orders. Just 6 wins from those opening games sees them languishing down in 9th position in La Liga and they ended the weekend with a humiliating 5-1 hiding from table toppers Barcelona - so it looks like the axe is going to be wielded by club president Florentino Perez. There's a number of names linked with the potentially vacant managerial position but the runaway one is former Chelsea man Antonio Conte. The Italian has been backed into 1/10 on SkyBet and his returned to management could be announced within a couple of days - but is he the right man to take Los Blancos forward? Read our views here..