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Zinedine Zidane casts doubt on Real Madrid future after La Liga triumph

GOSSIP & RUMOURS By Mirror | July 19th 2020
Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gives a press conference at the Ciudad Real Madrid training ground in Valdebebas, near Madrid, on August 31, 2019, ahead of their Spanish League football match against Villarreal. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Zinedine Zidane has put Europe's biggest clubs on red alert after admitting that he is unsure whether he will remain at Real Madrid next season.

Frenchman Zidane led Real to their 34th La Liga title, their first for two years, last week when they secured a 2-1 victory over Villarreal.

Zidane is now only three trophies short of Miguel Munoz's club record 14 pieces of silverware - having lifted the Spanish league title twice, the Supercopa de Espana twice, the Champions League three times, the UEFA Super Cup twice along with two FIFA Club World Cups, during his two spells in charge.

Zidane, who made 225 appearances for the club as a player, ended his first stint as manager just five days after winning his third Champions League claiming the club "needed a change"

But returned less than a year later in March 2019 after Santiago Solari and Julien Lopetegui's horror reigns.

Zidane's current deal the Bernabeu currently lasts until 2022, but he has refused to guarantee that he will be in the dugout next year.

“No-one knows what will happen,” he said at a press conference.

“I have a contract, I like being here, but you never know what will happen in football.

“It changes from one day to the next in this sport. I don’t know what will happen in the future.”

Real round off their season against Leganes on Sunday, and Zidane has admitted that his players need to find the motivation to win, having already secured the title and a Champions League crush clash with Manchester City on the horizon.

"We have to find that motivation. It's a league game. When we put on the Real Madrid shirt, we want to win all the games," he said.

"That's the DNA at Real Madrid. It's a league game, not a friendly, and we want to play well. I don't think we've got anything to prove. We just want to maintain this positive momentum. We want to keep winning.

"We have another big game. We said there were 11 finals. There were 10 and we won the league, but we want to finish in the best way possible.

"We want to keep pushing and testing ourselves until the very end of the season. There will be a few days' rest after the game against Leganes, but the season continues. We will be back training and preparing for City after the game against Leganes."

 

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