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Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Chosen as the new Real Madrid Spanish club manager, Zinedine Zidane the French of Algerian origin football legend now faces great challenges on proving his eligibility as coach.

Zidane, replacing formerly dismissed Real Madrid coach Rafael Benítez, expressed his full preparation to undertake this difficult task, and asserted his willingness to put on a good show and pull off great victories.

Moreover, Zidane also said that this step represents a new phase with a new role for him to play.

Zidane belongs to Real Madrid’s golden times that their winning of the 2002 UEFA Champions League. Even after quitting football, Zidane still took over several other positions within the club. During 2011, it was announced that he would become Real Madrid’s new sporting director, and for 2013 Zidane was appointed as assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

It is undeniable that Zidane is a football legend of great impact, given that he has put forth a history overflowing with elegant skill and great technique. He had won two Serie-A league championships with the Italian club Juventus, and later on in his career made history with Real Madrid by winning the Spanish football La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, and an Intercontinental Cup.

Furthermore, Zidane was also crowned winner with the French League at the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final, and the European Champions 2002 World Cup.

Despite being a legendary football champion, questions came up on Zidane’s eligibility of being a coach. A lot of people are bringing up into question his readiness for coaching a club as of Real Madrid’s significance.

Zidane will have to fathom swift solutions to confront Real Madrid’s recent deterioration, especially after it being placed third in the Liga BBVA standings’ chart.