Former midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been linked to Real Madrid as a potential replacement for under-pressure Santi Solari.
Defeat to Barcelona in La Liga, exit to their bitter rivals in the Copa del Rey and elimination from the Champions League to Ajax have seen Madrid have arguably their worst week in history.
With nothing left to play for this season, Los Blancos must now look to address various issues, including their failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Juventus last summer – if he is replacable.
And, the future of Solari, who despite winning games for the most part since taking over before Christmas – he has lost the games that matter.
Marca have looked deeply into the goings on at the Santiago Bernabeu since the defeat to Ajax last week and they have now identified Seedorf as a potential replacement.
The report claims that the former Depor boss was close to taking over before Julen Lopetegui was appointed last summer.
Those Madrid fans will remember Seedorf for his successful period at the club, but his time with Depor, which ended in relegation – will also be assessed if he is to seriously emerge as a contendor for the role of head coach.