Former Real Madrid superstar Guti has said that Los Blancos must keep current boss Zinedine Zidane as their head coach regardless of what happens in the Champions League last 16 tie against Paris Saint Germain. This will be a big boost for the Frenchman, who is under pressure at the moment.
Guti is Real’s current under-18s coach and during his playing career managed to score 77 goals in the white of Real Madrid between 1995 and 2010. During that period, he also won five La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies. Guti has had a good amount of success in management too, as his under-18s side completed a domestic treble last year.
That was his first season in charge, so there are plenty of eyes on him to see how his coaching career progresses, with many pundits touting him as a future Real Madrid first team head coach.
Guti Backs Zidane
Speaking to Spanish publication Marca, Guti said:
“This is Madrid’s last bullet [for this season], but I hope this is not Zidane’s final [year],”
“We must not forget what he has done. Zidane must continue.”
However, Guti then went on to say that if the decision was made to remove Zidane from his role then it would be tough to say no to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez if the big job was offered to him.
“How would I not want to coach Real Madrid some day?
“If Florentino offered me the first team I would say yes, I am ready.”
Zinedine Zidane has been a major success since taking charge of Real, and having won the Champions League and La Liga double last year any decision made to sack him would be harsh. He is under no illusions that he needs to win matches in order to save his job though.
It is also reported that the players have vowed give everything on the pitch in order to beat PSG.