Madrid, August 12 (AFP): Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday he will sign a contract extension in the near future with the club he has guided to back-to-back Champions League titles.
“I’m happy because it’s a sign of confidence, that we have done good work,” Zidane told a pre-match press conference ahead of Real’s Spanish Super Cup showdown with Barcelona when quizzed on reports over his future.
Madrid sports daily AS reported the Frenchman will be rewarded with a three-year deal for his feats in not only delivering two Champions Leagues in just 20 months in charge, but also Real’s first La Liga title for five years. “I’m lucky enough to have this extraordinary squad and I am very happy with it,” added Zidane, who also ended his illustrious playing career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Zidane added a sixth trophy to his burgeoning collection as a coach when Madrid saw off Manchester United 2-1 to retain the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.
However, he acknowledged that even his future will depend on maintaining his winning streak given the high demands placed on coaches at Madrid.
“You could sign a contract for 10 or 20 years, but I know where I am and what I have to do,” he continued.
“Within a year you could be gone.”