Former Real Madrid footballer Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as the new manager of the club. The Frenchman was the favorite to replace the former Liverpool manager. It was rumored that Zidane was asked about managing Madrid during the management of Carlo Ancelotti but he denied by saying “I’m not ready to manage Real Madrid”. He as assistant manager of the club when Carlo Ancelotti was managing Real Madrid. After sack of Rafael Benitez, he is all set to manage the club for the first time in his managerial career.
Zidane’s Managerial Record With Real Madrid Castilla Team
In 2014, Zidane took the responsibility of managing Real Madrid Castilla. Before sack of Benitez, Zidane was managing the Castilla team where he showed some good managing and some bad as well. He won 26 games out of which 14 were clean sheets.
- Games managed: 57
- Wins: 26
- Draws: 17
- Defeats: 14
- Clean sheets: 14
- Goals for: 88
- Goals against: 58
Facts you should know about Zidane
- France won the first ever FIFA World Cup under the captaincy of Zidane in 1998. The former French footballer scored 2 goals in the final against Brazil at Stade de France, Saint Denis.
- After winning World Cup, Zidane won Ballon D’or trophy for being the best player of the year.
- Real Madrid won ninth UEFA Champions League trophy when Zidane scored an incredible volley from Roberto Carlos’ cross in the final against Bayern Leverkusen.
- At the age of 34 years and 17 days, Zinedine Zidane is the oldest player to win the WC Golden Ball.