Why former Real Madrid director thinks Zinedine Zidane’s appointment is risky?
Former Real Madrid director Jorge Valdano believes Real Madrid made an risky decision by appointing Zinedine Zidane, as he feels former French international lacks experience to manage at highest level.
Zidane, who was in the charge of Real Madrid academy, gained his experience with the senior team while assisting Carlo Ancelotti in successful 2013-14 campaign, as they won Champions league for record tenth time and also won Copa Del Rey.
However, speaking to El Larguero, Valdano shared his fear that Real Madrid has taken a big gamble with the appointment of Zinedine Zidane, as he feels French World Cup need more experience to manage big team like Madrid.
“Zidane taking over is such a risky move because of his lack of experience,” he commented.
And he feels Rafa Benitez fail to mange Real Madrid squad properly due more than required numbers of attacking midfielders.
“Benitez had troubles to implement his precise ideas in a squad with too many attacking midfielders. Benitez also made more of an effort to accommodate club than the club made to accommodate Benitez,” the ex-striker, who also played for and briefly managed the club added.
While, ex-president Ramon Calderon has revealed that Zidane was not the first choice to replace Rafa Benitez, as Real Madrid contacted Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Chelsea earlier. The former Inter-Milan boss was not willing to take the charge during the mid-season, according to Ramon Calderon, which led to Zidane appointment.
“I think it is not a secret that the current president liked Jose Mourinho very much and Perez got in touch with him before deciding to go with Zidane.
“Apparently, Mourinho did not like to come at this time of the season and Zidane was here so we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks.