Former Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Quieroz has admitted he faces a difficult decision regarding his future with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Fergusons assistant manager, along with Portos Jose Mourinho, has been made favourite to replace Vicente del Bosque as boss of Real Madrid.
Del Bosque was bizarrely shown the door at the Bernabeu on Monday, just a day after leading the Spanish giants to their 29th Primera Liga title the second under his reign, which also included two Champions League trophies and the Intercontinental Cup.
Quieroz, who has been credited with the emergence of Luis Figo and Rui Costa during his days as Portugals under-20 coach, says he is flattered with the link, but added he would need to do some serious soul-searching in the next week.
In the next few days I've got a very important decision to make. I don't like to talk about speculation, but to coach Real Madrid would be an enormous challenge, he told The Mirror.
Ferguson would be loath to let his number two leave, but in the event that he does, the Scot has a ready made replacement in Mike Phelan, who has had an impressive spell as United No 3.
Queiroz was fired as Bafana Bafana coach just months before the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
Were Safa right to let Queiroz go? with your views&&