Zidane Set For A key Role At Real Madrid

Zidane Set For A key Role At Real Madrid

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he wants Zinedine Zidane to take a much bigger role in the running of the club.

Zidane Set For A key Role At Real Madrid

Zidane currently has an advisory position but, if Perez's re-election as president for four years is confirmed next week, the Frenchman, a former Real great, will see his influence increase.

Current coach Jose Mourinho is to leave the club after Saturday's final league game of the season against Osasuna and appointing his successor will be top of Perez's agenda if, as expected, he continues as president.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with the post but Perez told radio station Cadena Ser that no one has been approached yet.

"If there are no other candidates (for the presidency), on Tuesday we will take possession and start with the subject of the coach," he said.

"First we will speak with the coach because, although people don't believe it, we have still not spoken with anybody. We want this to be led by Zidane and I would also like it if he was Madrid coach some day.

"Once the coach arrives, he and Zidane will look at what we can do to take a step up in quality. Zidane will be the one entrusted to make the new signings with the coach."

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