Zinedine Zidane is the right man for the Real Madrid job claims former teammate Iker Casillas.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane delivered the La Liga title last season but the team is struggling for form and there have been questions on Zidane’s ability to help the club win significant trophies at home and abroad.
His former teammate Iker Casillas believes he is still the right man for the Real job.
“Let’s start from the point that Real Madrid is always a target for criticism. Right now, this is a bit out of place because it’s not a catastrophe; it’s not until May that competitions are decided,” Casillas told The National.
“The criticism Zidane has been receiving has also been unfair because he’s been a very good coach and he’s earned his right to lose. He’s won three Champions Leagues, two leagues in Spain and he’s doing a great job. So I don’t think we can demand a lot more from him.
“He’s giving that continuity that’s really important for the team. We cannot forget that, while Real Madrid is a club that has many big names – Ramos, [Luka] Modric, [Toni] Kroos, [Karim] Benzema – it has a very young pool of players that also need to find their place and come through.”
“He has won many titles; he has lived through it all, both personally as a player and as part of a team. He’s been able to take this experience onto the pitch as a coach as well. Other than that, besides a coach, he’s also a great manager, because it’s a very difficult skill to be able to manage a club and a team.”