Zinedine Zidane accepts he is ‘never going to be Real Madrid’s Sir Alex Ferguson’ and admits he has no idea how long he will be in charge after vital Champions League win
- Real Madrid topped their group with victory over Borussia Monchengladbach
- Champions League progression was crucial for Spanish side in tough season
- Zinedine Zidane’s men have not been at their best and he knows job is fragile
- Frenchman admitted that he will not be Real’s answer to Sir Alex Ferguson
The Frenchman, who orchestrated a 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach and Champions League progression on Wednesday night, understands the demand for the best at the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane (right), admitted he is not going to have the same long reign at Real Madrid as Sir Alex Ferguson (left) did at Manchester United – here the pair are pictured watching a friendly between Brazil and Argentina in 2010
The Frenchman steered his side to a crucial win over Borussia Monchengladbach
After the much-needed win on Wednesday night, Zidane said: ‘I’m never going to be Madrid’s Alex Ferguson.
‘I want to enjoy and I don’t know how long I’m going to stay here. I just think about how lucky I am to be here but I do not know until when! There are many years left in Madrid and I want to continue.’
Ferguson was Manchester United manager for 26 years having been put in charge back in 1986.
He led the club through an unprecedented period of success, winning 38 trophies and Zidane realises that patience at Real is not something the club is known for.
Zidane spoke about how much he enjoys his job and wants to carry on at the Bernabeu
The former World Cup-winner is in his second stint in charge having previously led them to three Champions League victories in succession.
And there was huge pressure on the Monchengladbach game. A defeat would have seen them dumped into the Europa League and may have seen Zidane lose his job.
Clearly he is keen to continue as long as possible even if he is matter of fact about the chances of a long reign being slim.
Over both spells at Real, he has won three Champions Leagues, two LaLiga crowns and two FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
There is still plenty of room for recovery this season but Real will have to spark an upturn in fortunes soon if they are to catch their neighbours in the title race.
Zidane had two Karim Benzema goals to thank for his side’s Champions League progression