Karim Benzema has said he would love to play under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid one day – but doesn’t want boss Carlo Ancelotti to leave just yet.
The Frenchman got the chance to work with the 1998 World Cup winner when he was assistant boss under the Italian last season. But Zidane left that role to take his first steps into management by taking over at the number one at Real Madrid Castilla.
It is widely considered that when Ancelotti eventually leaves the Santiago Bernabeu, Zidane will be the man to step into his shoes.
And speaking to France Football, Benzema said working under Zidane would be a dream come true. “One day, I’d like to train under Zidane at Real Madrid. I had a little preview of it last year, when we worked closely. We spent a lot of time together. He supported me a lot in both sporting and human aspects. Zizou is a great person. I consider him as a brother…I sincerely hope that one day he’ll train the first team,” he stated.
But he added that Ancelotti is the right man for the job now. “He removes the pressure that the players can feel playing for a club like Real Madrid. He has a calmness that he transmits to the team,” the forward said.