Zinedine Zidane Will Remain Real Madrid Manager Regardless of the Outcome of this Season

GIJON, SPAIN - APRIL 15: Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sporting de Gijon and Real Madrid at Estadio El Molinon on April 15, 2017 in Gijon, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
GIJON, SPAIN - APRIL 15: Head coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Real Sporting de Gijon and Real Madrid at Estadio El Molinon on April 15, 2017 in Gijon, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /
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Despite a stunning record with Real Madrid since taking over as manager in January of 2016, Zinedine Zidane’s position as manager has come into question with media outlets wondering whether the once great player will still be managing the side he once played for next season. Ben Sundock gives you the details on why Zidane will not be going anywhere in the near future.

Fans in the Spanish capital and around Europe have doubted the tactical ability and in game adjustments of Zidane all season with many calling into question the validity of Zidane’s managerial position.

The Frenchman has done just about everything needed to stave off any unwarranted doubt from fans or critics, yet, the rumors and criticism persist.

Why you might ask?

I don’t have the answer, because from what I’ve seen on the field from the team, and from the results and the trophies won (the 11th Champions League title and the FIFA Club World Cup), it seems to me like Zidane is fully capable of leading this team.

According to MarcaReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has voiced his full confidence in the manager, saying that Zidane already knows he will be back on the sideline for Los Blancos for the 2017/2018 season, regardless of the team’s performance in capturing the La Liga title and the Champions League result.

In his 76 games at the helm of the club, Zidane has an outstanding record, winning 56 of those matches, while only losing 5.

The statement on Zidane’s future says, “Whether or not Real Madrid win the Champions League or La Liga in the coming months is now irrelevant in determining the future of coach Zinedine Zidane, who will keep his job regardless.”

Marca also said that an important contributing factor to Zidane’s future is his close relationship with Perez, as the Real chairmen has put “blind trust” into the longtime Real Madrid member.

(Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
(Photo by Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images) /

While maybe not having the most tactical approach to coaching, Zidane is clearly a factor in Madrid’s recent run of great success. With three trophies to his name already in just over a year of work, there’s no need to look for another manager right now.

Zidane has acknowledged the constant pressure that coaching such a big club in the Spanish capital can cause, and knows that fans are always putting pressure on him to succeed and win trophies. But it doesn’t appear to be affecting his coaching ability or his team’s form on the pitch.

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