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Report: Real Madrid’s board is at odds with Zidane’s future

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According to a recent report, there are many disagreements within Real Madrid’s hierarchy in regards to Zinedine Zidane’s future at the club. 

Zinedine Zidane keeps digging up his own grave at Real Madrid due to his stubbornness to build the squad he wants. The situation is as follows: Florentino Perez doesn’t have the courage to sack the manager who gave Real Madrid three consecutive Champions League titles. While the rest of the board is currently pushing for his immediate dismissal, there is a major disagreement between both sides. On one hand, the rest of the board believes Zidane’s time as the club’s coach has come to an end.

But Florentino keeps talking to ‘Zizou’ and giving him reassurances of his future at the club. Unlike the time in which he left back in 2018, the Frenchman doesn’t want to resign with a negative impression. He at least wants a chance to fix everything before the end of the season and fix his image. According to journalist Guillem Balague, Real Madrid is currently at a crossroads with Zidane. 

Los Blancos might wait until the summer.

“Their idea is to take a big decision after the season,” said Balague via BBC Sport. “Zidane has come back from the brink several times before, even this campaign, but the team seems to have hit a wall. He’s a legend of the club and they will wait to see how it progresses – they don’t want to accelerate that because it’s not a guarantee of anything. But the disappointment is not just because of results, though those have not been good. They lost to Cadiz and Shakhtar Donetsk at home, lost 4-1 against Valencia, lost to Alaves at home, Shakhtar away and Athletic Bilbao in the semi-finals of the Super Cup and now Alcoyano as well.

“These are bad results but the disappointment is more than that. There are two things the Real hierarchy are a bit annoyed about. They saw him not giving any instructions at the end of 90 minutes against Alcoyano and no instructions at half-time in extra time. It kind of confirms the lack of instructions players get generally, as their football is mostly based on the quality of the players. And the other thing is you can run with the quality of Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema for a while but the plan was to recycle the side and start bringing youngsters in – players like Dani Ceballos, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Achraf Hakimi, Brahim Diaz, Sergio Reguilon, Luka Jovic and Martin Odegaard, and he hasn’t done this at all.”

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