Former Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham says Zinedine Zidane is the best man for the job as manager of the club.
The Frenchman was promoted to first team manager from Real Madrid Castilla in the wake of Rafa Benitez’ sacking on Monday evening.
Benitez lasted just seven months in the job at the Santiago Bernabeu, with his final game in charge being the 2-2 draw with Valencia on Sunday. In his 25 games as boss overall, Benitez guided the team to 17 victories in all competitions and just three defeats. But it was the manner of the performances in the big games along with reports of fallings out with senior players proving to be the downfall of the Madrid-born manager.
Shortly after it was confirmed Zidane would be taking over as boss, Beckham took to social media to give his thoughts on the man he played alongside for three years.
He wrote on Instagram: “Does it get any better than this? A man that has been the best at a game we all love, taking over of a club that myself and many more people love. Someone with drive, passion and also doesn’t accept failure on any level. Taking over from a manager that has huge experience and respect in the game, but taking on a position he will relish. The best person for the job.”