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Zinedine Zidane not planning to become ‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Real Madrid’

Zinedine Zidane says he does not intent to become the ‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Real Madrid‘. The French boss has been the coach of Real for four seasons, split into two separate spells. The former Ballon d’Or winner says he feels at home at Madrid, but that he isn’t planning to stay with the club for the rest of his managerial career. As coach at Madrid Zidane has won three Champions Leagues.

“I am never going to be Madrid’s [Sir Alex] Ferguson, that’s for sure,” he told reporters, in reference to Manchester United‘s legendary boss who spent more than 20 years at Old Trafford. “I don’t know how long I am going to stay here, I don’t think about it. I am very lucky to be at this club and I like being happy even in the most difficult times … I have lived in Spain, in Madrid for a long time and I want to carry on a while longer.”

Madrid beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 on Wednesday, which helped them progress into the next round of the Champions League. “Madrid come through under pressure, without pressure … well, that doesn’t exist here! We cannot play well all the time. We read the game very well, because [Gladbach] are an opponent who can make you pay in the transition and we played spectacularly well. I won’t tell you what I said to the players, but all of Madrid can be proud of what they did today on the field.”

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