Zidane unsure of future at Real Madrid

Published March 12th, 2016 - 11:20 GMT
Transfers? I don't even know if I'll be Real Madrid coach next season, admits Zidane
Transfers? I don't even know if I'll be Real Madrid coach next season, admits Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has admitted he has no idea if he will still be in charge of Real Madrid next season.

The former midfielder took over at the helm of the first team in January, replacing Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard was sacked.

And although Madrid have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League under the Frenchman, they currently sit third in La Liga - 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.

The club have been linked to Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in recent weeks, though the striker insists the reports are untrue, and Zidane says he has no idea what role he will play in the summer signings.

He told reporters: "I don't know if I'll be here in the summer, so how could I know what my role will be with the summer transfers?

"There is a lot of talk of the players' movements. It is normal, as usual. But I am just focusing on the games."

Madrid's 2-0 Champions League win over Roma on Tuesday was their third consecutive win in all competitions and the 43-year-old is pleased with their current form.

"We must think about moving on, because now all games are increasingly difficult. We are in good moment, but it means nothing. We need to think about performing well in games, preparing well during the week, and we will try to do our best."

Madrid striker Karim Benzema received a boost on Friday when a judge removed restrictions related to his blackmail charges. As a result, he could feature for France in Euro 2016 and Zidane is pleased for his player, who is set to return to action following an injury.

"It is true that much has been said and it has affected him. I think the French team will need him for Euro 2016. He is aware of this and I hope it happens," he said.

"It is always good to see Karim on the field. We'll see next week, on Monday or Tuesday, but hopefully he will be with us next week."

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