Garcia calls for patience with Zidane

Real Madrid's new French coach Zinedine Zidane (C) points his finger next to Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (L) and Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (R) during a training session at the Valdebebas training ground in Madrid on January 8, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN / AFP / GERARD JULIEN

Very few managers would get the privilege of a first job at the Real Madrid helm, one such manager is Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, who is probably in the job due to his legendary status as well as his history with the club.

Zidane had a great playing career at the club and upon former manager Rafa Benitez’s sacking, he was elevated to the manager’s role but his managerial abilities have come under sharp focus.

Real Madrid’s chances at winning the La Liga title are all but over and their only reasonable hope for the season is the UEFA Champions League but former Spain international Luis Garcia believes the club will show patience with him even if he doesn’t win any cups this season.

“With Zidane, things started very well, like it normally happens in teams who change the manager, but right now [there’s] still a lot of work to do.
“I think a manager always needs six-to-eight months to tell ‘what kind of player I want for my team’ so I think, even if this season the league doesn’t go well, if the Champions League doesn’t go well, they will give him another chance next year.” Garcia told Omnisport as quoted by