Real Madrid's 'criteria' for Zinedine Zidane's replacement: multilingual, commands respect and is… elegant

Real Madrid's 'criteria' for Zinedine Zidane's replacement: multilingual, commands respect and is… elegant

The Frenchman surprisingly stepped down from his post after winning a third successive Champions League title. And the search for his replacement goes on, with Antonio Conte the latest to reportedly turn an approach down. AS report Los Blancos bosses have drawn…

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after three successive Champions League titles — but are they truly better than Pep Guardiola's Barcelona?

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid after three successive Champions League titles — but are they truly better than Pep Guardiola's Barcelona?

In less than two-and-a-half years of senior management, Zinedine Zidane has won the Champions League three times before resigning as manager of Real Madrid. But, despite his unprecedented achievements, it remains difficult to hold this side among the game's true greats. The…

Real Madrid want Jurgen Klopp following Zinedine Zidane's shock resignation as they line up move for Liverpool boss

Real Madrid want Jurgen Klopp following Zinedine Zidane's shock resignation as they line up move for Liverpool boss

The European Champions are in the market for a new boss following the shock resignation of Zinedine Zidane. And they have identified Klopp as the leading candidate to take over the biggest job in football at the Bernabeu. But Liverpool will fight…

Gareth Bale's heroics in Champions League final a true middle finger to Zinedine Zidane – but he must not return to the Premier League

Gareth Bale's heroics in Champions League final a true middle finger to Zinedine Zidane – but he must not return to the Premier League

If ever there was a case of a player raising his middle finger to the boss in truly glorious style, this was it. Maybe Zinedine Zidane was too embarrassed to say anything, knowing it was a calamitous mistake to start the Welshman…

Dave Kidd: Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane will give us chaos, charisma and a classic Champions League final

Dave Kidd: Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane will give us chaos, charisma and a classic Champions League final

The Liverpool boss joked: “If people think Zidane does not have much tactical knowledge, . . . what would that say about the game? “It is really funny that two coaches who have no clue about tactics have reached the final.” The German was brimming with…

Real Madrid beating Liverpool in Champions League final would make them the greatest-ever club side in history

Real Madrid beating Liverpool in Champions League final would make them the greatest-ever club side in history

Real Madrid are just 90 minutes from mastering the most difficult, the most challenging, the most arduous competition in European club football for a third successive season. A hat-trick of Champions League successes would set Zinedine Zidane’s side apart. Better than the…

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hits out at Catalan press after being accused of 'robbery' in Champions League win over Juventus

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hits out at Catalan press after being accused of 'robbery' in Champions League win over Juventus

Los Blancos needed a controversial stoppage penalty to stop their quarter-final clash going into extra-time — despite taking a 3-0 lead back to the Bernabeu for the second leg. After the match, many in the Catalan press criticised referee Michael Oliver's decision,…

Gareth Bale's relationship with Zinedine Zidane hits new low… but he expects to stay at Real Madrid next season

Gareth Bale's relationship with Zinedine Zidane hits new low… but he expects to stay at Real Madrid next season

The struggling Welsh star was hauled off at half-time against Juventus on Wednesday as manager Zidane reacted to his side going 2-0 down in an epic Euro clash before Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp penalty saved them. Bale, 28, was also booed by home…

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hauled off at half-time by Zinedine Zidane with Los Blancos losing to Juventus

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale hauled off at half-time by Zinedine Zidane with Los Blancos losing to Juventus

With Los Blancos trailing 2-0 to the Old Lady during their Champions League quarter-final second leg, Zidane didn't hesitate to take the 28-year-old off. Marco Asensio replaced the former Tottenham ace for the start of the second half, while Casemiro was taken…

Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid's La Liga flops would rather win Spanish title than Champions League

Zinedine Zidane admits Real Madrid's La Liga flops would rather win Spanish title than Champions League

Real Madrid are looking to set a modern-day record of THREE successive Champions League titles this season — after thumping Juventus 3-0 in their quarter final first-leg. But ahead of their second-leg at the Bernabeu tonight, the Los Blancos coach says domestic…

Gerard Pique jokes he 'won't sleep' over Real Madrid not giving Barcelona guard of honour should they clinch La Liga title

Gerard Pique jokes he 'won't sleep' over Real Madrid not giving Barcelona guard of honour should they clinch La Liga title

On Saturday, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane said he won't pay his respects to Barca if they claim the title before the El Clasico clash at the Nou Camp on May 6. But veteran defender Pique bit back with a tongue-in-cheek comment as…

Zinedine Zidane has revealed Real Madrid will NOT give Barcelona a guard of honour should they wrap up the La Liga title

Zinedine Zidane has revealed Real Madrid will NOT give Barcelona a guard of honour should they wrap up the La Liga title

The 45-year-old still feels aggrieved that Barca didn't recognise Los Blancos' Club World Cup triumph in December at the Bernabeu. Ernesto Valverde's men could have won the Spanish top-flight by the time Real travel to the Nou Camp on May 6, and…

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane would be a perfect fit for Bayern Munich, according to club legend Oliver Kahn

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane would be a perfect fit for Bayern Munich, according to club legend Oliver Kahn

The Real boss, 45, has been under pressure at Los Blancos this season as Barcelona run away with the La Liga title. Should Zidane be given the boot, former Germany goalkeeper Kahn believes Bayern should snap him up – with Jupp Heynckes…