Zinedine Zidane realistic on Real future


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Zinedine Zidane knows he will not manage Real Madrid for the next 10 years but he is fully focused on giving his all for however long he remains at the club.

Zidane recently celebrated his second anniversary as Los Blancos manager and he has enjoyed unprecedented success during his time at the helm, guiding the Madrid giants to back-to-back Champions League crowns as well as the La Liga title last season.

However, things have not gone so smoothly for the Frenchman this term, as Real are currently fourth in the La Liga standings, a full 16 points behind early-season pacesetters Barcelona.

Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo means Real have only won nine of their 17 league games to date this term, while they have also failed to win any of their last four top-flight matches on the road.

This has led to pressure surrounding Zidane’s future at the Bernabeu and the 45-year-old has now admitted he will not be in charge of the club in 10 years time and he is instead just striving to do the best he can for as long as possible.

“I know that one day it [the coach’s job] will come to an end at Real Madrid, so I make the most of it and I do everything I can to be successful,” Zidane told France Football.

“I know I won’t stay [in the job] for 10 years.”

Real are next in action when they play host to Numancia in the second-leg of their Copa del Rey Round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

Zidane’s men already hold a 3-0 advantage from the first-leg and they are priced at 1.13 to secure another victory on home soil, while Numancia are available at 19.00 and the draw is on offer at 8.00.

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