Roberto Carlos: Zinedine Zidane will improve Real Madrid

Roberto Carlos: Zinedine Zidane will improve Real Madrid


Roberto Carlos says new Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will improve Real Madrid and can relate to the squad full of global superstars.

The 1998 World Cup winner took over the reigns on Monday following the sacking of Rafa Benitez who last just seven months in the job at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zindane, who had been coaching the Real Madrid Castilla team, had long been touted as a future first team boss at the 10-time Champions League winners. He was part of the coaching set up under Carlo Ancelotti when the club won the Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2014.

As a player, Zidane was one of the greatest to have played the game. He won the World Cup and European Championship with France. With Real, he lifted the Champions League and La Liga among a host of other trophies.

Speaking to Radio Marca, former left back Roberto Carlos said the club has the right man at the helm.

“Finally, Florentino with his intelligence has brought in Zidane. He is a modern manager. He thinks like the players,” he commented.

And he continued: “The players did not understand Benitez. With Zidane, I am certain Madrid will play better. It’s the best decision from Florentino Perez. Zidane is not a coach, but he is a teacher.”