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Zinedine Zidane’s biggest task as a manager awaits him

Since ZinedineZidane took over Real Madrid as the head coach back on January of 2016, the French manager has gone off to lift the UEFA Champions League and the Spanish League, La Liga as well as many other pieces of silverware.


This is a very impressive accomplishment for a manager who really isn’t as experienced as other tacticians but despite his lack of time at the helm of a world class squad, Zidane has still been able to secure some of the most coveted trophies in the sport.

However, even though ZinedineZidane has already shown that he is capable of working alongside top players and has found a way to put his team together which is able of winning some of the most prestigious and difficult football competitions, the biggest obstacle of his managerial career is about to begin.

Real Madrid are the current champions of the Spanish League, La Liga as well as the UEFA Champions League and now their task is to try to defend these trophies which is a very tough thing to accomplish. Read more

LOUIS SAHA DISCUSSES LIFE AFTER FOOTBALL

The former Manchester United forward Louis Saha shared with the newsmen what he called “Life After Football”.


He explained that it is crystal clear that footballers make a lot of money, meanwhile, many footballers have forgotten that away from the glitzy, glamorous lifestyle, the reality for many players after retirement is just a new world.

Many footballers find it rather challenging as financial issues could be lurking around the corner after few years.

He noted that the path to bankruptcy for many is often complicated but a pattern can be traced, he believes it is rarely due to a failed business, but is frequently down to over-spending, poor investment choices and a failure to keep the taxman tuned.

The former France international spoke further that the combination of young and rich has an allure for those wishing to sell investments that pay a huge margin, be it investments that dubiously promise to reduce tax bills or simply property that is wildly over-priced. Read more

Zidane believes that Real Madrid are not the Champions League favorite

Cristiano Ronaldo, KarimBenzema, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Isco are just a few of the more renowned and highly rated players that play a huge role in the squad of ZinedineZidane.


It’s because of all these world-class performers that Real Madrid is considered to be as one of the best football clubs right now, maybe even the best team that is performing and they have proved it by reaching the UEFA Champions League finals where ZinedineZidane and his squad have to face off with Juventus on June 3.

Even though Real Madrid has so many top footballers, Zidane stated that at least from his own point of view, the Spanish club are actually not the favorites of winning the UEFA Champions League as Juventus has their own merits which has helped in them reaching the finals as they overcame Barcelona in the quarter-finals and As.Monaco in the semifinals as well as many other top clubs along the way. Read more

BALE MAKE COMEBACK FOR MADRID

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is set to make his return to action in the game against Espanyol in the La Liga on Saturday.


The Welshman has been on the sidelines after he picked up ankle tendon damage in the champions League game against Sporting Lisbon last November.

The club manager Zinedine Zidane said he hoped the player would return before their clash with Napoli in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16. Real won the game but would now have him available for the return leg on March 7.

The 27-year old former Tottenham Hotspur player has returned to full training and he is now preparing for the clash with Espanyol.

“He will be in the squad and the plan is for him to have some minutes. We’re keen and he’s keen as well. Bale is a very important player for us. We know the quality and speed that he has, and the damage he can cause the opposition. He’s very happy to return to the team, to be with us, and be able to play again,” Zidane said ahead of the clash. Read more

TOTTENHAM READY TO FEND OFF INTEREST ON ALLI

Fifth-placed English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur are not strangers to having their priced jewels scooped away from their cradle.


Luka Modric and Gareth comes to mind – and from the looks of it, perennial hunters Real Madrid, a club that hardly takes “no” for an answer, doesn’t seem to be done with carting away spurs’ best players as they are reported to have been monitoring the progress of White Hart Lane’s newest golden boy Dele Alli.

With his development chart indicating of a player that have progressively grown in leaps and bounds since last season’s debut, the European sharks, the oliver-wants-some-more of club football are said to have started laying ground works to lure the young Spur out of North London, the first point of call being a massive jack-up of his current £60,000 per-week deal.

Ligue 1 defending champions PSG are also said to be interested in securing the services of the Nigeria born England international. Tottenham however are said to have strong faith in Alli’s staying put no matter how fat the bone dangled about him is. Still, there remain silent fears of the 20-year-old being tempted by the double package of playing amongst la crème dela crème of European football while doing it on a bumper pay check. Read more

VERATTI CHOOSES PSG OVER REAL MADRID

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti claims he denied the chance to join the Spanish side, Real Madrid and he is happy to stay with the France Ligue 1 champions at the moment.


The 23-year old was linked with a move away from Parc des Princes in recent months after a report bust-up with head coach Unai Emery, following his angry reaction to being substituted in their 0-0 draw with Marseille.

Verratti’s agent, Donati Di Campli, brought up a suggestion that media scrutiny on his client may lead him to making the decision of leaving France in favor of a possible return to Serie A, with Juventus and AC Milan rumored to have interest in having him.

Nevertheless, the Italian international insisted he’s happy with life at Paris Saint-German and has already turned down the opportunity to hold talks with Real Madrid.

“It is more than a refusal – I refused to negotiate with other clubs because I am happy in my team,” he revealed, as quoted by Le 10 Sport. “I was pleased by the interest though, but I could not but decided to stay to win here again as we do. Juventus are on another level in Italy, and they will win the title, like Bayern Munich in their championship, Manchester City, Real Madrid and us.” Read more

Florentino Perez wants Real Madrid to win everything

ZinedineZidane clinched the Champions League title in his debut season as the manager of Real Madrid and this is a hugely impressive accomplishment as there are top coaches that have never been able to do it in their entire managerial career but the Frenchman was able to do it as soon as he took charge of Real Madrid.


Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez is hungry for more pieces of silverware, as the owner of the Spanish club has stated that in this new season, Real Madrid are aiming to win everything and it’s the duty of ZinedineZidane along with his squad to make it happen.

“As always our aim is to win everything because we have the duty being Real Madrid.We have improved our roster this season and we have a coach that has fit so well at Real Madrid that for him everything is easy. We know that we have to win the Champions League, the La Liga and the Copa del Rey.” Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez said on the website of the club. Read more

Real Madrid Wants Gareth Bale

There is news that Gareth Bale might be offered a lifelong contract from Real Madrid.


This was seen to be coming as the 26 year old players have reached a top form and helped his country in three matches which helped them finish in the top position in Group, ahead of England even in Euro 2016. This kind of form is something that Real Madrid would want to own and harness for their own team games. For those who have been following Gareth’s wins like the 3-0 victory that Wales obtained above Russia are instances when he showcased his skills and how that can impact the wins of an entire team. While Manchester United is interested in keeping him, but Madrid team’s owner, Florentino Perez would be offering him seven years to play at Bernabeu, which is being seen as one of the most lucrative contracts in the world of football.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the face of the team and has been so for many years now, but there needs to be a successor in place. That is the face they are finding in Bale, who is most likely to become representative or the star player of the club if the transfer is successful. Read more

Real Madrid might offer a new contract to Cristiano Ronaldo

It is believed that Real Madrid is considering offering a new contract to Cristiano Ronaldo in order to keep him in Spain for the remainder of his career.


Just a few weeks back, it was reported that the Spanish side might be looking to offload their Portuguese forwards but according to some experts, things might have evolved differently in recent times.

Some people believe that a lack of possible replacement has prompted Real Madrid to keep their current star player instead of selling him. It was reported that an agreement was already in place with Paris Saint-Germain that will give the French side an advantage if ever Real Madrid decided to sell Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, with a lack of valuable replacement on the market, Real Madrid may be forced to stay with their current forward and offer him a contract extension. Given that there are other clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City that will be on the market for new players in the summer, this will mean that there will be a shortage of players and too much money available. This will certainly give rise to inflationary prices, and Real Madrid will want to avoid this situation. Read more

WEST HAM NEEDS VICTORIES IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE TO KEEP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HOPES ALIVE

West Ham are really chasing UEFA Champions League qualification being in 6th place after garnering 51 points from 31 games this season. The Hammers are three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and hope a slip on their part and The Red Devils will place them in line to participate in the European tournament next season.

Head Coach of the outfit, Slaven Bilic realizing this says his team would have to play a complete match to defeat third-placed Arsenal in the EPL this Saturday.

With Arsene Wenger still pursuing the EPL title this season, this just proves to be a long shot for Bilic.

Slaven Bilic in his first game as Manager of The Hammers defeated Arsenal by 2-0 at the Emirates last August.

The Croatian admits that his squad would have to be at in top form to defeat The Gunners. This would be the last meeting between both teams at current Stadium, Boleyn Ground. West Ham plans to move to The Olympic Stadium. Read more