While many Real Madrid well wishers did not take Rafa Benitez’s appointment as the new manager that well, Zinedine Zidane has come out supporting the Spaniard.
Benitez’s association with Real Madrid is not new. He has played as well as managed the junior team of the club in the past and thus, he isn’t a bad choice, that’s what Zidane reckons.
However, what’s interesting is that Zidane himself was also in the frame to replace Ancelotti and he had had the backing of a lot of people too, but, the Los Blancos top brass opted to bring in an experienced manager.
Zidane is in charge of Castilla currently and he empathized that he’s very happy with that job, but, he did admit that his ultimate ambition is to manage a La Liga team.
Speaking in an interview, the 42-year old said, “I don’t mind keep working as the Castilla coach. Of course, I would love to do the job at the senior level whenever the opportunity arrives. But, I am happy with the position I am in at this point of time.”
When asked what he thinks of Benitez, Zidane said, “Rafa has proved himself at quite a few clubs in the past. He’s had titles to show and he has the idea of the Madrid culture too. He would be aware that the results are the only thing that’s going to hold importance. Nothing else will matter.”
Meanwhile, there have been reports coming in that Benitez has got himself involved in a clash with the Madrid chairman over the transfer issues.
While, Benitez is looking to have Alvaro Morata back in the ranks again by virtue of the buy-back clause, the president wants to go for the Argentina international Sergio Aguero.