Zinedine Zidane is one of the best Real Madrid managers of all-time. He spent two different stints in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat. In the first, he led them to a remarkable Champions League treble along with several other trophies. And in the second, the Frenchman was able to steady the ship once again. While European success might not have come, they did win the league.
Thus, there is no doubt about Zidane’s ability to get the best out of Real Madrid. And it should come as no surprise that he has been linked with a return to Santiago Bernabeu on-and-off, with Carlo Ancelotti’s future at the club uncertain.
On one hand, it is possible that Real Madrid could finish this season trophyless, although they are in the Copa del Rey final and the Champions League semi-final. On the other hand, Ancelotti has been heavily linked with the Brazil national team job.
But as reported by MARCA, the truth is that Zidane is on the market and the Frenchman knows that Real Madrid will not be his destination. Los Blancos have not thought of him for the simple reason of confidence towards Ancelotti and his work.
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Thus, it looks like a return to Real Madrid is not on the cards for Zidane, despite the recent rumours. He has been linked with both Juventus and PSG in recent times as well.
Considering his reputation, several top teams across Europe would be more than happy to sign Zidane. Now, it remains to be seen what his next step will be management.
It must be pointed out that while a lot has been made about the future of Ancelotti at Real Madrid, the Italian seems completely committed to the club. And he deserves a lot of credit considering the job that he has done despite a lack of depth and injury problems.