Florentino Perez: Zidane's success as Real Madrid coach is no surprise

  • AFP, Thursday, December 1, 2016 10 PM
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Frenchman Zinedine Zidane's "love story" with the Spanish club guaranteed that he'd be a success as a coach.

Real Madrid has just two losses in 48 games since Zidane took over as head coach. He led Madrid to an 11th European Cup in May and it has opened a six-point lead on Barcelona ahead of El Clasico on Saturday.

"He changed the history of this club as a player and it was such an easy option for us. He is someone who came here to offer a new and distinct future... it was obvious that he would do a great job," Perez told AFP in an exclusive interview. "It has been a beautiful and eternal love story and that is why I am not surprised by the results he is getting and those that are still to come."

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