Legendary Midfielder Zinedine Zidane Joins Real Madrid as Manager


Christain Gutierrez

Real Madrid is one of the most famous clubs that the world of football has ever seen, so it’s only fair for them to have a manager capable of coaching the team. On January 4th, it was confirmed that legendary midfielder Zinedine Zidane will become the new head coach.
The news came as a blessing to many fans as they saw their former coach, Rafa Benitez, unfit to coach a squad of Real Madrid’s calibre. It came to a surprise to many that Zidane was appointed manager because of his lack of experience. Some people did not even know who he was.

“The Argentine? To be honest, I have no idea who Zidane is,” said junior Jonathan Muros.

Zidane was a legend for Real Madrid, making over 100 appearances for the club. In his 5 year stint at Real Madrid, Zidane gained a reputation for being a football magician and has been hailed as one of the most technically gifted players ever. It will be exciting for a few to see what he has to offer as a coach.

“ Zidane was such a good player, it wouldn’t surprise me if he can get the best out of some players as a coach. I’m just happy we replaced Benitez and Zidane looks like a good replacement,” said junior Roberto Ocampo.

Zidane will have lots of expectations on his shoulder as he is managing a team with one of the biggest fan bases in the world. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Real Madrid legend and how his team adapts to his tactics.