Zidane’s Four Children Set To Play For Real Madrid
Former France playmaker and now coach of Real Madrid’s B-team, Zinedine Zidane, has four sons coming through the Real Madrid academy. They may all end up playing for him, which could be football’s greatest ever dynasty.
Zidane as Real Madrid’s head coach and his four sons out on the pitch in the famous white shirts playing for him. It sounds far-fetched, but then so does the idea that Zidane could be Real’s B-team coach and that his offspring would be at various levels of the club’s youth system – which is already a reality.
Zidane is currently Real Madrid’s B-team coach and could replace Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu. The one time World Player of the Year enjoyed a glittering career as a player at Real and his sons are all currently at the academy He has spent three days in Munich this week under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola and Real Madrid are hoping that what the teacher did for Barcelona, the pupil will one day do for them.
Club president Florentino Perez has decided he wants the former player to lead the side one day and Zidane is preparing for the possibility that it could come as soon as next season. He is one of seven French coaches spending this week at Bayern Munich’s training facilities where along with former Real Madrid team-mate, Claude Makelele, he is seeing first hand how Guardiola works.
Next season he could be in the same position Guardiola was in 2008 – having graduated from his club’s youth system to take charge of the first team. He will cut the same sharp-suited imposing figure on the touchline and he will command the same respect among rivals, players and media, but will he be as prolifically successful? Zidene wants to coach the France team one day and if their 2016 campaign on home soil were to end in tears there would be calls for him to take charge of the national side he once lead to the biggest prize in football. The Madrid job will probably come before the national team however.
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