Zinedine Zidane isn’t having the best time as Real Madrid manager after a rough start to the season, especially in Europe, where Paris Saint-Germain smashed Los Blancos in the Champions League opener earlier this week.
Following the 3-0 defeat in front of the French side, in which they didn’t register a shot on target, several rumors have surfaced suggesting that Madrid are already looking for Zizou’s replacement, with some pointing out at Jose Mourinho to take over in the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese boss recently stated that he won’t return to Madrid because they already have a manager, and now Zidane has claimed that he’s not concerned about all these comments, not even after the poor game the team had against a PSG team that didn’t count with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe or Edinson Cavani.
“I’m not interested in what is said outside the club, the day I pay attention to what’s in the press is the day I leave,” said Zidane, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“I feel in a strong position and I never give up. I will keep trying until the last minute and as long as the club will give me the chance to continue. I don’t feel questioned at all.
“I’m not bothered by the Mourinho speculation.
“This is how the situation is, and whenever the team has a bad result the impression is that everything needs to change. It’s difficult but it’s the reality.”
Besides Mourinho, former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, Xabi Alonso and even Raul, another club legend, have been rumored as a potential replacement for Zidane, who doesn’t seem to be in the best position in Madrid right now.
Despite all the money they spent over the summer, Real aren’t experiencing the best moment right now. If he doesn’t turn things around fast, we could be watching the end of Zidane’s second tenure in Madrid shortly.