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#Zinedine Zidane

# zinedine-zidane - Monday 2 July, 2018

De Gea: Spain are f***ed but we'll get up again

The Manchester United goalkeeper was uninhibited in his summation of the feeling within his national team’s camp

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'I ended up working for DHL Express and Zidane went on to manage Real Madrid'

Former St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians defender Maurice O’Driscoll on facing one of the greats, a brief spell managing in the LOI and his highly-rated son Aaron.

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'Deschamps is here until 2020': French football president rules out move for Zidane

No ‘Didier-Zizou’ debate, says FFF chief Le Graet.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Zidane's Real Madrid exit 'a little bit strange' - James Rodriguez

The Bayern Munich loanee, who was allowed to leave the Bernabeu last summer, admits to being surprised by goings on in the Spanish capital.

# zinedine-zidane - Friday 1 June, 2018

Zidane will definitely coach France, claims Deschamps

The Bleus coach feels his former international team-mate will lead the national team one day after announcing his Real Madrid tenure was over.

# zinedine-zidane - Thursday 31 May, 2018

5 contenders to replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid boss

We look at five possible successors for the France legend following his decision to step down as head coach.

'A sad day for Real Madrid': Perez stunned by Zidane's exit

Los Blancos’ president was not prepared for the coach to leave a week after third Champions League title.

Zidane steps down as Real Madrid boss days after Champions League success

The 45-year-old announced the news at a hastily arranged press conference this morning.

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Ronaldo: It should be called the CR7 Champions League

Having claimed the European crown for a fifth time and another Golden Boot, the Real Madrid superstar has suggested the competition be named after him.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Liverpool's flaws exposed and more Champions League final talking points

Plus, Gareth Bale emphatically silences the critics.

Zinedine Zidane has become the first manager to ever win three straight Champions League titles

The 45-year-old made history with Real Madrid’s triumph in Kiev on Saturday night.

As it happened: Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Champions League final Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Champions League final

We went minute-by-minute as Liverpool and Real Madrid met in the Champions League final in Kiev.

# zinedine-zidane - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Does he only think about his haircuts?' Denmark coach trolls Paul Pogba

The 64-year-old singled out Manchester United’s star for criticism — over his flashy haircuts.

'Please beat Liverpool!': There's no doubt who David Beckham wants to win in Kiev

The Reds and Real Madrid go head-to-head in tomorrow’s Champions League final.

# zinedine-zidane - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Zidane warns Liverpool: 'Real Madrid as hungry as ever to win Champions League'

The Spanish giants have reigned supreme in Europe three of the last four seasons, but are determined to lift the trophy again this Saturday.

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'When I play I'm Luca, not Zidane' – Zinedine's son distances himself from legendary father

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane handed his son Luca his first start in the 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Zidane's son makes costly mistake on debut as Real Madrid throw away two-goal lead

Debutant Luca Zidane’s late error allowed Villarreal to come from behind and secure a 2-2 draw in La Liga.

Zidane: I have 24 players available and I'm f*****

The prospect of players missing out on Real Madrid’s final two games of the season is giving their coach a major headache.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Bale stars as Madrid put six past Celta Vigo a fortnight before Champions League final

Zinedine Zidane’s side turned on the style with two weeks to go before facing Liverpool in Kiev.

# zinedine-zidane - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Nightmare for Sergio Ramos as defender misses penalty and scores own goal in Sevilla defeat

The Madrid captain missed a penalty against his boyhood club, as the Champions League finalists narrowly lost 3-2 at Sevilla on Wednesday.

# zinedine-zidane - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'Ronaldo, in terms of his injury, is incredible'

Zinedine Zidane believes his star man will be fit to play for Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Zidane blames Barcelona for Real Madrid's guard of honour snub ahead of El Clasico

The Real Madrid boss says Barcelona will not receive a guard of honour from his side for their clash.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Bale makes bid for Bayern start as Madrid edge Leganes

Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral were on target as Real Madrid saw off plucky Leganes on Saturday.

# zinedine-zidane - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Bale assured by Zidane that Real Madrid are still 'relying' on him despite bench duty

The Wales international was an unused substitute in a Champions League semi-final victory over Bayern Munich, but remains an important squad player.

# zinedine-zidane - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I replaced an injured player' - Zidane not taking credit for match-changing substitution

22-year-old Marco Asensio proved to be his side’s game winner at Bayern Munich.

Serial winner Ronaldo breaks Champions League victory record

The Portuguese star won his 96th game in Europe’s premier club competition, passing a Madrid legend in the process

James Rodriguez faces his parent club as Madrid bench Benzema and Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the line for Zinedine Zidane’s European champions.

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Isco leads Real Madrid to Malaga win as Zidane rests Ronaldo and Bale

Madrid moved into third in LaLiga with a 2-1 win at Malaga.

# zinedine-zidane - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Zidane: Buffon doesn't deserve to go out this way

The Madrid boss felt for the opposition goalkeeper after the veteran was sent off for protesting a penalty on Wednesday.

# zinedine-zidane - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Sometimes he needs to rest': Zidane explains Ronaldo's derby withdrawal

Real Madrid were level at 1-1 with rivals Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu when Zinedine Zidane withdrew Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo continues goal spree but Real held by stubborn Atletico

The Madrid derby ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'It's my decision' - Zidane says Real Madrid won't give Barcelona a guard of honour

Barcelona may be La Liga champions by the next Clasico, but the Blancos consider the tradition to have been broken.

# zinedine-zidane - Monday 2 April, 2018

Zidane a better coach than player, says former team-mate

Alessio Tacchinardi played alongside him in Juventus’ midfield.

# zinedine-zidane - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Real's Zidane has no faith in me, says Spain's hat-trick hero

The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui.

# zinedine-zidane - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Ronaldo's bullet header helps Real progress at 10-man PSG's expense

Marco Verratti was sent off, as the hosts were outclassed ultimately.

# zinedine-zidane - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Usain Bolt's 'big football announcement' was not what anyone expected Good Cause This post contains videos

Usain Bolt's 'big football announcement' was not what anyone expected

Having suggested he was about to join a football team, the 100 metre world-record holder revealed he is to take part in Soccer Aid.

# zinedine-zidane - Monday 26 February, 2018

'I'm not happy if Neymar is injured. Hopefully he can play'

Zinedine Zidane wants the Brazilian to be ready for the PSG-Real Madris encounter.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Ronaldo forgoes hat-trick chance by handing penalty duties to jeered Benzema

Gareth Bale was also on target as Zidane’s men comfortably beat Alaves.

# zinedine-zidane - Friday 23 February, 2018

Gareth Bale blues cloud Real Madrid's return to form

The Welshman was back on the bench for Wednesday’s 3-1 victory at Leganes.

# zinedine-zidane - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Management 'tiring' but Zidane not ready to leave Madrid just yet

Despite coming under pressure during a difficult season, Zinedine Zidane insists he has the energy required to manage Real Madrid.

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