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Ex-Real Madrid chief indicates Zidane’s future at the club

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The former president of Real Madrid Ramon Calderon suggested head coach Zinedine Zidane’s future at the Spanish capital.

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon talked about Zinedine Zidane’s future amidst rumours of Mauricio Pochettino taking over the club. It is quite visible how much pressure the Frenchman has been under due to a poor start to the new season. However, Los Blancos sneaked into the Champions League next phase with a win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday. But the La Liga remains to be a puzzle as Madrid sit fourth, six points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid. 

But the ex-Blancos chief Calderon believes that it is normal for Zidane to fall under the bus. And he also mentioned that the three-time Champions League winner will not see a move away from the Spanish capital. “When results are not the way the people expect, Zidane or any coach is always questioned,” he told Talksport. “But I don’t think after what happened last night, and we’ve won the last two matches, I think there’s no point. We have three, four months until the next round of the knockouts. It’s calm and relaxed.

“This club is very demanding. I’ve always said to win is not something of joy or happiness, it’s an obligation. It’s true only a few weeks ago, things were difficult. We could have been out of the competition, even the Europa League. The team had a problem of not having Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos. Those are two pillars of this team; they were out and the problems arose. That’s something we managed to overcome yesterday with the two players playing. Benzema was fantastic scoring two goals.”

Moreover, Calderon sprinkled the suggestion that the former Tottenham boss Pochettino will not be coaching the team. “What he did up to now, he was one of the top coaches in the world. So he can be coaching any team,” he said. “I’m sure Zidane will be here, I think he deserves it. For sure this season, Zidane will be on the bench and let’s see. Pochettino, good luck, I’m sure any club would be looking for him.”