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Category: Zinedine Zidane

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Real Madrid and evasive Zidane fail to convince after Bernabéu horror show | Sid Lowe

Recovering to draw 2-2 with Club Brugge keeps them alive but the 13-time European champions have problems stacking up, with Thibaut Courtois the latest player under the microscopeZinedine Zidane said the two goals that Real Madrid conceded against Club…

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Zinedine Zidane ready to rely on ‘important’ Gareth Bale for Real Madrid

• Welsh forward set to stay after collapse of Jiangsu Suning deal• Eden Hazard out for several weeks with thigh injuryZinedine Zidane is ready to put his faith in Gareth Bale as the forward suddenly looks set to stay at Real Madrid.Bale was omitted fro…

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Zidane says ‘nothing has changed’ on Bale’s future despite Arsenal goal – video

Zinedine Zidane praised Gareth Bale for a ‘good performance’ after he played a pivotal role in Real Madrid’s penalty shootout win against Arsenal but said ‘nothing has changed’ regarding the Welshman’s future.Bale is thought to be close to be leaving R…

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Zinedine Zidane hits back over Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos set for Arsenal loan

Zidane claims it was Bale’s choice not to play against BayernUnai Emery hints at loan deal for Real midfielder CeballosZinedine Zidane has denied disrespecting Gareth Bale, and claimed the Welsh winger was left out against Bayern Munich because he did …

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‘It’s not personal’: Zinedine Zidane on Gareth Bale’s imminent Real Madrid exit – video

Gareth Bale’s time with Real Madrid could come to an end in a matter of days after manager Zinedine Zidane said the club were working the Welsh international’s transfer to another side.Bale, 30, has won four Champions League titles since joining M…

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Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: a transfer almost 10 years in the making | Sid Lowe

Zinedine Zidane identified the Belgian in 2010. Finally he has his man and Hazard will start despite the heftiest competition“I would take Eden Hazard with my eyes closed.” Zinedine Zidane’s words are not from this week or last; they’re not from last y…

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‘I’m being honest here’: Zidane annoyed by press questions before La Liga finale – video

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane refused to reveal whether goalkeeper Keylor Navas will be staying with the club next season, and was irritated when asked if team selection is entirely up to him. ‘It’s my decision, obviously. If I don’t do what I…

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‘I’m being honest here’: Zidane annoyed by press questions before La Liga finale – video

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane refused to reveal whether goalkeeper Keylor Navas will be staying with the club next season, and was irritated when asked if team selection is entirely up to him. ‘It’s my decision, obviously. If I don’t do what I…

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Solskjær brushes aside Zinedine Zidane’s admiration for Paul Pogba

• United manager dismisses talk from Real Madrid counterpart• ‘Paul’s happy here, he’s going be a big part here’Ole Gunnar Solskjær has said he does not like to discuss other sides’ players as Zinedine Zidane did about Paul Pogba, though the Manchester…

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‘I feel at home here’: Zidane on first match back as Real Madrid coach – video

Gareth Bale and Isco both scored against Celta Vigo to give Zinedine Zidane a 2-0 victory  on his return to Real Madrid. Following the match, an overall ‘happy’ Zidane said ‘It’s an important result, even if the first part of the match we didn’t d…

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Skinny jeans: has Zinedine Zidane’s fashion travesty finally killed the look?

Zidane’s outfit to announce his return to Real Madrid was, on multiple levels, a mistake. But these distressed dark denim numbers, with their turn-ups visible from space, may be the last nail in the coffin for tight trousersAs far as looks go, the newl…

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Zidane’s Real Madrid return was a masterstroke but he holds all the aces | Sid Lowe

The Frenchman’s return has ended the whiff of crisis in an instant, yet he must have had assurances to take the job again and now wields significant power at the BernabéuPfff, and the crisis was gone. Zinedine Zidane walked into the room at the Santiag…

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Zinedine Zidane: ‘I am very happy to be back’ at Real Madrid – video

Zinedine Zidane has returned as coach of Real Madrid, just 284 days after walking away from the club. The Frenchman replaces Santiago Solari with immediate effect and will be in charge for the remaining 11 games of the season. Zidane has  sig…

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Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Pérez hold Real Madrid press conference – live!

Updates as the three-time Champions League manager is unveiledZidane returns as Real manager after Solari is sackedSid Lowe: Zidane responds to call to save Bernabéu from darknessAny thoughts? You can email John | Tweet @johnbrewin_ 7.17pm GMT From ESP…

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Zinedine Zidane responds to the call to save Real Madrid from darkness | Sid Lowe

With infighting rife, the man who brought Madrid such riches in Europe has made a remarkable return to the BernabéuDarkness descended on Real Madrid, the metaphor visiting them on a Sunday night in Valladolid, light not let in until the following eveni…

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Zidane? Pochettino? Who will be Manchester United’s new manager?

Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte are possible contenders to be José Mourinho’s long-term successorMourinho sacked after United’s worst start in 28 yearsThe former France international is currently out of work after leaving Real Ma…

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Kepa set to take flight as one of the world’s best young goalkeepers

The one-time Spain international with a passion for birdsong quickly moved past early uncertainty about his own talent to attract world-record interest from Chelsea“They’re going to throw me out, I think they’re going to throw me out,” said Kepa Arriza…

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Cautious France embrace Didier Deschamps’ men and prepare to party

Fans hope lessons of the past have been learned as country aims to cement its place as a football superpowerAs France prepares for Sunday’s World Cup final against Croatia, the mood on the street is one of football frenzy.Fan zones across the country a…

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Lampard in, Zidane out: welcome to the mad world of management, Frank | Paul Wilson

Zinedine Zidane’s exit from Real Madrid on the same day Frank Lampard took over at Derby County underlines the insanity of the world the former Chelsea midfielder is enteringFrank Lampard was minutes into his new job as Derby County manager when the ne…

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Sports quiz of the week: Zinedine Zidane, Mo Salah and a total bore

Who hurt himself? What was dull? Who defended his clothes?More than half a million people have signed a petition asking Fifa and Uefa to take action against Sergio Ramos for his performance in the Champions League final. How many fouls did the referee …