Zinedine Zidane could manage Real Madrid, says Carlos


Former Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has tipped Zinedine Zidane to become the next manager of the Spanish giants.

Los Blancos are currently without a manager following Jose Mourinho's departure to Chelsea, and Carlos believes Zidane could be the perfect man for the job.

The Brazilian told SambaFoot: "Zidane is ready to take any job within Real Madrid. With his intelligence and calmness he could be a coach, a sporting director or a director.

"Zidane could do anything here with an aura of calm. He's a fantastic person and would be great for Madrid."

The two greats played in the same Real Madrid side for five years between 2001 and 2006, and Carlos has recently claimed his first permanent role in management.

The 40-year-old signed a two-year contract with Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor after he became the caretaker coach of Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in 2011.

Carlos made 512 appearances for Real Madrid and assisted Zidane's winning goal, considered one of the greatest goals in Champions League history, in the 2002 Champions League final.

Zidane made 225 Real Madrid appearances, but has never had a managerial role, since retiring from football in controversial circumstances at the 2006 World Cup.

He was sent off for head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the final of the tournament, which Italy went on to win.


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