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Zinedine Zidane will help Real Madrid, says Arebola

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Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has praised the club's decision to add footballing icon Zinedine Zidane to the coaching staff.

French World Cup winner Zidane, who spent a hugely successful five-year spell with the Spanish giants before retiring in 2006, recently reprised his role as the Real's sporting director and is also a member of new boss Carlo Ancelotti's backroom staff.

And right-back Arbeloa, who arrived at the Bernabeu from Liverpool during the summer of 2009, believes the current Los Blancos crop will benefit from Zidane's unquestionable pedigree and wealth of experience.

He told the club's official website: "I was fortunate to be able to share the dressing room with him (Zidane) as a player and I expect that having him as a coach will be a positive experience and we can learn something from the great player that he was." 

Real Madrid, who parted with former manager Jose Mourinho following the climax of a disappointing 2012/13 campaign that saw the club finish 15 points behind fierce rivals Barcelona, get the new La Liga season underway with a home clash against Real Betis on Sunday 18 August.

Mourinho was replaced by former-Paris St Germain and Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti. Real Madrid are currently on their preseason tour of America as they ready themselves for the new campaign.

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