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Zidane, the best New Year gift from Real Madrid to fans
- Updated: January 4, 2016
Zinedine Zidane, new manager of Real Madrid, is a football icon for everyone and especially for the Real Madrid. Now, he got promoted to manage the team which he played for and won great titles along with them.
Florentino Perez announced the sad news, sacking of Rafa Benitez, and the good one, appointing French giant as manager for his side yesterday. After the seven months of managerial role, Benitez has been removed from his position.
Benitez had a good run and positive winning percentage, but team like Real Madrid doesn’t need numbers or percentage, they need trophies. Humiliating defeat against Barcelona with 4-0 is the match which decided the fate of Benitez.
In New Year they started with new manager and could bring title and trophies. Zidane knew the players and management well enough to handle them.
Perez presented Zidane: “We’ve taken what was a very difficult decision, especially for myself, to terminate Rafa Benítez’s contract as head coach. In Benítez, we’re talking about a top professional and a great man. I want to thank him for the commitment he has shown over the course of the past months”.
“Zinedine Zidane will be the Real Madrid first-team coach. There’s absolutely no doubting that he’s one of the game’s all-time greats. He knows better than anyone else just what it means to lead a Real Madrid squad and just how tough a position it is. He already knows the players, and with him as assistant manager, the team lifted the club’s tenth European Cup”,
Zidane’s first word as manager: “Firstly, I want to thank our president for giving me the opportunity to manage this team. We have the best club in the world and the best fans in the world and we have to try to do the best we can so that this team wins something at the end of the year. I can only say that I’m going to do everything possible, the best I can along with all the players and I think everything’ll turn out fine, that’s all”
He promised: “Today is a significant day for me and I’m a bit emotional, more so than when I signed as a player, but that’s normal. I’m going to give my whole heart for this club to try and make sure everything turns out well”