Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has reportedly decided to retain head coach Zinedine Zidane as the Los Blancos manager.
It could be recalled that Cristiano Ronaldo after Wednesday’s victory over Manchester City that secured their passage to the UEFA Champions League final in a post-match interview urged Real Madrid to keep the Frenchman on as head coach.
AS reports a source close to the President confirming Zizou will remain, having been appointed in January from Real Madrid Castilla when Rafa Benitez was sacked.
However, Real Madrid are yet to make any official statement on the Frenchman’s future as at the time of this publication.
Zidane has overseen the closing of the gap between Madrid and Barcelona to a single point and on Wednesday spearheaded the Los Blancos’ qualification for the final of the Champions League.
It is believed that Madrid’s advancement to the showpiece, in Milan on May 28 against Atletico Madrid, had no bearing on the decision, which was made weeks ago.
Zidane took charge at the Bernabeu in January following the sacking of Rafa Benitez and has masterminded a run to the Champions League final as well as a late surge in La Liga.
Real are just a point off table-topping Barcelona with two games of the season to play and will go in search of an 11th European title when they take on city rivals Atletico in the San Siro on May 28, having seen off Manchester City in the semi-finals on Wednesday.