This man needs to make up his mind. He initially said he wasn’t ready to take over as manager of the Los Blancos, but now Zidane has said he would have said yes if he was asked.
Unfortunately for the former Madrid star and current Castilla boss, he was overlooked to replace Carlo Ancelotti after he was sacked. The job was offered to Benitez instead.
“Yes, I would have accepted the task of being Ancelotti’s successor,” he told France Football on his 43rd birthday. “I am a professional and never refuse a challenge.
“But no, I am not disappointed I was overlooked in favour of Benitez. It was felt by the board that now was not the time for me to take over. These things happen naturally, one should not force them.
“It was not meant to be on this occasion. Madrid president Florentino Perez chose another coach, and that’s that.”