Luis Fernandez has backed Zinedine Zidane to take over at Real Madrid when Rafael Benitez ‘s tenure as coach comes to an end. Benitez was appointed as the replacement for Carlo Ancelotti in June following the Italian’s dismissal in May – a year after he guided Real to their 10th Champions League title.
Zidane, who won a league title and scored the decisive goal in the Champions League final in 2002, worked as Ancelotti’s assistant for a year before moving to his current role as coach of the reserves.
“I would have preferred Carlo to stay,” Fernandez told Omnisport. “The season before last, Madrid won the 10th Champions League. They were competing against a great Barcelona team, a great Lionel Messi.