Michel: I’d like to coach Real Madrid

Michel: I’d like to coach Real Madrid


Ex-Real Madrid player Michel has said he would like to manage his former club or the Spanish national team one day.

The 52-year-old is currently in charge of Ligue 1 side Marseille but admitted in an interview with Onda Cero that he would like to return to La Liga or manage the 2010 world champions.

Zinedine Zidane is only into his second month as Madrid boss after replacing Rafa Benitez and although he isn’t expected to leave at the end of this season he wasn’t 100% committal on his future in the wake of the home loss to Atletico de Madrid at the weekend.

National team boss Vicente del Bosque is expected to leave his role after the European Championships this summer.

Michel, who played 559 times for Los Blancos, said: “I do not want to stop being cautious, but I feel as capable as any coach to train Real Madrid. Of course, as a Madrid supporter I hope for a coach that is winning a lot of matches.”

He admitted that Real could probably do with a period of calm now after some turbulent months recently.

“It is a moment to stop and have a little calmness. Nothing is achieved with coaching changes,” he commented.