A potential Madrid president has revealed the changes he would make at the club if he replaces Florentino Perez as Los Blancos chief.
Enrique Riquelme has announced he would prefer Jurgen Klopp as his Real Madrid manager instead of Zinedine Zidane and would re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo if he becomes the club’s next president.
Los Blancos will hold elections in 2021 to decide the president for the next four years. The current club’s president Florentino Perez is expected to compete, having won the last three elections uncontested in 2009, 2013, and 2017.
However, there have been reports that Perez may have a rival this time in Enrique Riquelme. The Spanish entrepreneur, aged just 32, is one of the few people who meet the requirements to become a candidate.
Now speaking in an interview with El Partidazo de COPE, the potential Madrid president didn’t rule himself out of the elections. Riquelme equally revealed some pretty lofty and controversial ideas to help take the club to another level.
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“Zidane would not be my coach. I personally like Klopp a lot and [Real Madrid Castilla manager] Raul is doing very well,” Enrique Riquelme said.
The Valencian would also re-sign the club’s record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the Portuguese already 36 years of age, he remains a formidable footballer.
“I put on the table that we re-fish Cristiano because he has represented a lot for football and for Real Madrid,” the potential Madrid president continued.
“There are no old or young players, there are good or bad players.”
He again revealed his potential sporting director has approached Erling Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola. But also didn’t rule out a move for Kylian Mbappe. However, he stressed that he would have to consult his accounts first.