Breaking: Zinedine Zidane Extends Real Madrid Stay
Zinedine Zidane says he is happy to sign a new contract at Real Madrid but knows his future at the club depends on results on the pitch.
“I’m happy because it’s a sign of confidence, that we have done good work,” Zidane told a pre-match press conference ahead of Real’s Spanish Super Cup showdown with Barcelona on Sunday.
The Frenchman, who took over from Rafa Benitez in January 2016, has already won the Champions League twice, last season’s La Liga title, the Club World Cup and two UEFA Super Cups in his time in charge.
He confirmed on Saturday that he has agreed a new three-year deal with Real, but knows that he must continue to be successful if he is to see that contract out.
Appointed to succeed Rafa Benitez in January 2016, Zidane opened his tenure with a Champions League triumph.
He then backed that up with a La Liga and European double in 2016-17 – Real’s first since 1958.
Those managerial successes add to those Zidane achieved as a player with Madrid, having won a league title, the Champions League, two Spanish Super Cups and the European Super Cup between 2001 and 2006 and he says he is enjoying his time in the dugout at the Bernabeu.
“I’m very happy for the confidence Real Madrid shows in me,” he added.
“I’m happy for working so well with my staff. And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title. We are enjoying a lot our job.”