Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that he wishes to remain in charge of Real Madrid past the end of this season, responding to the constant speculation that has been present all through the 2017/18 campaign.
The Los Blancos boss has admitted that he is not in control of his own future, and if the higher ups want to replace him then there is not much he can do.
Sections of the Santiago Bernabeu support were calling for the Frenchman to be replaced earlier this season, but these fans have become a minority in the last few months, as Real have won 9 of their last 10 matches in all competitions. 2018 has gone pretty well for everyone involved with Real Madrid.
Even though things have improved majorly recently, Zidane knows that he will need to keep getting results if he is to continue in his role next season and silence the critics.
Speaking to the official Real Madrid website:
“I would like to continue at Real Madrid next season. I like football and what I do, and I would like to continue. But we already know what football is like,”
“My idea is to continue as long as possible. Here everyone depends on results. It’s a club with high demands and I know where I am.”
This season has not entirely gone to plan, mainly due to the bad start to the season. The title race is all but over as Los Blancos sit 15 points behind the leaders Barcelona.
The main target now is yet another Champions League title, which would be a third successive European success. Since Zidane took over the first team, Real Madrid have won 1 La Liga, 1 Supercopa de Espana, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 UEFA Super Cups and 2 FIFA Club World Cups.
A trip to Las Palmas is on the cards this weekend before the crucial first leg of the Champions League semi final.