Real Madrid might also have ended the year badly, but Zinedine Zidane has been named French instruct of 2017 for main the club to a Liga and Champions League double.
“I need to reveal that I can also be a good coach in tough instances,” Zidane stated in an article published on Tuesday in France soccer mag, which offers the award.
Actual is going via a bad run. They’re fourth in LaLiga, 16 points at the back of leaders Barcelona, and they ended 2017 with a crushing three-zero defeat at home within the Clasico.
On Sunday, they had been held to a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.
“Today, yes, the danger is there, but I’m not going to change. I am aware that I have in front of me great players who listen to me. Playing football, I know how to do that. So things will sort themselves out in the end,” Zidane said.
“a few people may think that the entirety is usually easy for me, that I do the whole thing from instinct, however that’s now not genuine! Whether or not it’s miles as a player or as an educated, I’ve always laboured,” said Zidane.
“I’m now not covered with the aid of what I executed as a player for this club. Zinedine Zidane is now not an actual player. That Zidane does no longer exist any extra. Now it’s far the educate Zinedine Zidane who ought to create a profession,” he concluded.
His aspect will preserve their defence of the Champions League against a French team coached by a Spaniard when Real Madrid tackle Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain inside the first knockout round on February 14 and March 6.