Zidane to step down as Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will leave the club at the end of the season, Onda Cero have revealed. The radio station reported that Zidane informed the players of his decision before the game against Sevilla last Sunday. On Saturday, Zidane increased the doubts on his future at Madrid, explaining that "there are moments when … Continue reading Zidane to step down as Real Madrid coach

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Zidane: Benzema is an exceptional player

Zinedine Zidane gave his thoughts on this afternoon's win at Balaídos. The Real Madrid coach was happy to see his team collect three points before the international break and praised Karim Benzema, who scored a brace and set up Marco Asensio for the team's third. Key to victory: “The team put in a complete performance. … Continue reading Zidane: Benzema is an exceptional player

Zidane’s birthday wish to James changes nothing

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sent a warm birthday message to James Rodriguez by insisting the Colombian could play a part in the side's future – but then left him out of his latest squad. James, who signed amid Galactico fanfare six years ago, has become almost a forgotten man with the Spanish giants, playing … Continue reading Zidane’s birthday wish to James changes nothing

Zidane: Real Madrid are still disappointed

Zinedine Zidane judged Real Madrid's performance on Sunday against Real Betis as "the worst game of the season" his team have played. "We had an awful game from start to finish, it was hard for us, we lost a lot of balls," said Zidane. "We can't be happy, although it's not an attitude problem, I … Continue reading Zidane: Real Madrid are still disappointed

Juventus want Zinedine Zidane in Italy, not Pep Guardiola

Juventus are thinking about their coach for next season. Per the Daily Mail, Andrea Agnelli is hoping to appoint Zinedine Zidane to lead their next project after Maurizio Sarri. For a while they have been looking at Pep Guardiola but it seems he does not want to abandon his team despite their UCL punishment, so … Continue reading Juventus want Zinedine Zidane in Italy, not Pep Guardiola

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Zidane: Guardiola is the world’s best coach

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has labelled his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola as the best coach in the world. Zidane and Guardiola will meet in the Champions League last 16 after Real Madrid were drawn against Manchester City. "It will be special to go up against him. I played against him lots of times," Zidane told the press, regarding Guardiola. "I respect him as a player … Continue reading Zidane: Guardiola is the world’s best coach

Zidane: There’s a good reason for choosing Casemiro over Kroos and Ramos

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press ahead of his side's Champions League group stage match against Club Brugge. Real Madrid have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition in second place but with no chance of catching table-toppers PSG. Here's a Tuesday interview with Madrid head coach: Message for Real … Continue reading Zidane: There’s a good reason for choosing Casemiro over Kroos and Ramos

Benzema’s resurgence since Zidane’s return to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane returned to the Real Madrid hot seat in March with a 2-0 win over Celta Vigo, thanks to goals from Isco and Gareth Bale. That was one of the only games since Zidane's reappointment where Karim Benzema didn't score. In the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane hasn't found anyone other than Benzema to … Continue reading Benzema’s resurgence since Zidane’s return to Real Madrid

Real Madrid have no need for Gareth Bale – Zidane

Gareth Bale was nowhere to be seen in Real Madrid's first pre-season match, and coach Zinedine Zidane admitted afterwards that it would be better if the Welshman left the club. Los Blancos succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against Bayern Munich in Houston with Bale not getting any minutes at all, as the club look to offload the player this summer and Zidane made … Continue reading Real Madrid have no need for Gareth Bale – Zidane

Zidane mourns late brother Farid

Real Madrid were forced to adapt their pre-season plans in Montreal in Zinedine Zidane's absence, and the French coach has said an emotional goodbye to his brother, Farid, declaring that he had always shown him the way. Zidane uploaded a picture of himself and his late brother on social networking websites on Sunday afternoon, with Farid's illness finally claiming … Continue reading Zidane mourns late brother Farid