Zizu begins top job at Real Madrid

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Zizu begins top job at Real Madrid

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane began his first day as the new coach of Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The former France international was appointed following the sacking, on Monday, of Rafa Benitez, who had been in the job for just seven months.

Despite Zizu’s lack of coaching experience at this level he has promised to inspire Real Madrid to play with the same attacking flair he displayed during his playing days.

He said: “Football with a personal touch, with attacking play, is what I’ll aim for. I’ll try to evolve from what I was, to what I am as a coach now. But as a coach my goal is for the players to enjoy it on the pitch”.

Prior to his promotion the 43-year-old three-time world player of the year was coaching the club’s B team.

He has reportedly agreed to take the top job until the end of the season with the option of two more years if it all pans out

His first game in charge is on Saturday against Deportivo La Coruna in the league.