Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says that success is the only thing that will have a Real Madrid manager keep his job. However, he says he does not feel pressure over his future.
Despite being a young coach, Zidane has already achieved a high measure of success managing Real Madrid. The club added another Champions League trophy last year to their impressive collection. This season the team is engaged in both the Primera Division title and the Champions League competitions.
Managing Real Madrid naturally comes with a high degree of pressure. Zidane has one year remaining on his contract and there have been reports of the Madrid board are weighing their options for. Regardless, the Frenchman says he feels relaxed over the future.
“I love this club, it is in my heart, but I know where I am,” Zidane told reporters.“At Madrid, you need results and that is what you are dependent on. The club is like that. I want to be at this club, I came here nearly 17 years ago. But when you don’t get good results, you go home, it is like this, and I have this in mind. I’m well aware of that, but it doesn’t stop me from keeping on working, dreaming and trying to win.”
“During my career, I have always tried to win everything. The truth is that I am trying to do the best possible, but I know the game well. The president has given me the honour of coaching this great club. Every day I am going to manage it with a lot of excitement and with a tremendous desire to keep learning and progressing.”
“People are going to express their opinion – be it positive or negative – and I can’t change that. What is said outside doesn’t matter.”
Real Madrid is Zidane’s first job as a manager. He says he is aware that with the high level of competitiveness, there is no guarantee about Real maintaining their winning record each year. What Zidane does want is for the team to fight for every opportunity.
“What I’m interested in is trying to keep on moving forward. Above all, being at this club – which is the best thing that’s happened to me in my professional career – is what drives me. I’m not worried about anything but at the moment we haven’t won anything. We will see at the end of the season.”
“We could win two, one or end up winning nothing. The only thing I can say is we must keep going every day until the last minute of the last match.”