Notes & Quotes: April 9, 2020; Open Thread
Former Ajax and Egyptian striker Mido was recently interviewed by AS where he revealed his disagreement with Real Madrid bringing back Zinedine Zidane as manager for a second term.
“I really like Real Madrid. They are my favorite team in the league.”
“From my point of view, Zidane didn’t add anything to Madrid [in his second stint]. As there is a saying that says, ‘Do not marry the same woman twice’.”
I would believe Real Madrid and the supporters would fortunately disagree with Mido’s assessment here. Given how terrible Los Blancos were in the 2018-19 season, Zidane has managed Real Madrid to a Supercopa de España win this season. They were also two points behind Barcelona in LaLiga before the season postponed. And despite being down in the aggregate, Real were still playing in the Champions League.
Let’s not forget also that the only this is a return was because Zidane had stepped down himself as manager. It was not seemingly the case that Real Madrid wanted a different manager. Zidane should’ve never left to begin with and he is clearly a step above both Julen Lopetegui and Santi Solari as Real Madrid manager.
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