Zinedine Zidane will become the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos.
L’Equipe journalist Frederic Hermel gave the exclusive to late night Spanish sports TV show Punto Pelota and Ancelotti himself confirmed it in his presentation: “He will be a good assistant. The only problem is he won’t be allowed to play”, the Italian joked.
Although Florentino Perez wanted Zizou to be the technical director, the French legend will fulfill his desire of starting a coaching career. Zidane has been doing the football manager courses and has been reported to need to pass just one more subject to obtain the license.
Zidane will replace Aitor Karanka, former assistant coach during Jose Mourinho’s era, and will form a team with Paul Clement, the other assistant manager, who had already worked alongside Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain.
The managment team will be completed by Italian veteran Giovanni Mauri, who will be the fitness coach, and Gilles Bourges, who is the new goalkeepers coach. Both of them also come from PSG.