Raul backs Zidane as “the best coach for Real Madrid”

Raul has backed his former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane to lead the side out of their current predicament and finish the season strongly

Zidane and Raul were teammates at Real between 2001 and 2006, until the Frenchman retired from professional football. They won the Champions League and La Liga titles in their six years together.

Zidane is now currently the manager at Real and, after two very successful years, things have begun to get challenging at the Spanish capital. Any hope of domestic silverware ended when they knocked out by Leganes last month and their La Liga titles are now very faint with a 14 point deficit to league leaders Barcelona.

“Zidane is doing very well,” said Raul, according to Sky Sports.

“He is managing every situation. In two years he has won everything. He has given success to the team. There is a big gap in La Liga which is not normal but he is managing it well.

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“I am sure and I trust that the season will finish with good results to make it a good season. He is the best coach for Real Madrid and we want him to continue in the future.”

Raul also commented on the possible transfer of Neymar to Real in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Spaniard has dismissed the move, for now at least, and believes that Neymar is most likely still focused on being a success at Paris Saint-Germain.

“Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and at the moment I think he is focused on them,” said Raul.

“I don’t know about now but in football there are always surprises. Nobody thought last summer that Neymar would move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.”

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