Roberto Martinez has become one of the front-runners to become the new Real Madrid manager, meaning his right-hand man Shaun Maloney could be on his way to the Bernabeu – and fans are struggling to come to terms with the idea of the former Celtic man being in charge of Los Blancos.
The current Champions League holders are currently searching for a new Head Coach after the dismissal of Julen Lopetgui earlier this week, and Martinez has been installed as one of the favourites by several bookmakers.
The Spaniard endured a pretty dismal end to his last job in club management at Everton but seems to have won a lot of fans after taking Belgium to a respectable third-place finish in last summer’s World Cup.
With Antonio Conte reportedly out of the running, it seems Martinez really could be in charge of the world’s biggest and most successful club – and we can only assume his assistant manager with Belgium will be coming with him:
Bobby Martinez being linked with the Real Madrid job?
Imagine wee Shaun Maloney putting the bibs and cones out for Ramos, Isco and Modric every day? 👀 pic.twitter.com/2euw1vWZPe
— Mr Fixit's Tips (@mrfixitstips) October 22, 2018
So Shaun Maloney on the verge of becoming assistant manager @realmadrid 👀. Never seen that 1 coming. Football's a funny old game at times
— Paul McFarlane (@FaddyWaddy1) October 31, 2018
If Shaun Maloney becomes the Real Madrid assistant manager am done🤣🤣🤣🤣
— nickyrocks (@NRocks88) October 31, 2018
Just read that Roberto Martinez is in line for the Real Madrid job — and Shaun Maloney's his current assistant in the Belgian national setup. How mental a few months would that be for him? Starting out as a coach at Celtic, jumped to Belgium, then potentially jumping to Real!
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) October 31, 2018
Shaun Maloney is really going to be the Real Madrid assistant manager. What a time to be alive.
— Euan 🏴 (@EuazoX2) October 29, 2018
— Fraser Elgin (@Fraser1874) October 29, 2018
I don’t want Roberto Martinez to get the Real Madrid job purely because my small brain will not be able to comprehend Shaun Maloney being Madrid’s assistant manager. That’s next level bizarre.
— Sean McDonald (@seanmcdonald01) October 21, 2018
Shaun Maloney assistant manager of Real Madrid next week, madness!
— dmk1985 (@dmk1985) October 31, 2018
Do you find it difficult to imagine Maloney putting the bibs and cones out for Bale and Ramos every day?