Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Riquelme has vowed to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo and replace Zindine Zidane with Jurgen Klopp if he wins the upcoming elections.
Last week, long-time president Florentino Perez called for an election to be held in a bid to win himself a fifth term in office.
Perez won the club’s last two elections uncontested, but this time around he’ll face competition from Cox Energy CEO Riquelme.
32-year-old Riquelme has big plans for Los Blancos if he successfully defeats Perez, which includes sacking current manager Zinedine Zidane.
During an appearance on El Partidazo de COPE, Riquelme said: “Zidane would not be my coach.
“The Sports Directorate thinks of another profile with another strategy.
“I personally like Klopp a lot and Raul is doing very well. It would be to value him […].”
Bringing back Ronaldo, Real’s all-time leading goalscorer, would also be one of Riquelme’s main priorities.
He said: “I put on the table that we repeat Cristiano, because he has represented a lot for football and for Real Madrid.
“There are no old or young players, there are good or bad players.”
Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Juventus in 2018. But he has since been linked to a move back to Los Blancos.
Riquelme’s revealed his plans long before the La Liga title holders’ Champions League quarter final match against Liverpool.
Meanwhile, when Klopp was asked about the prospect of coaching Real Madrid team, he replied he would be quite content with his career without Madrid.