‘Zine­dine Zi­dane will re­turn to coach­ing’

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

- Enzo Zi­dane has backed his fa­ther, Zine­dine, to re­turn to foot­ball man­age­ment in the near fu­ture, with the French­man linked heav­ily with Manch­ester United.

Zi­dane se­nior quit Real Madrid in the sum­mer just days af­ter win­ning the Champions League - his ninth tro­phy in two-and-a-half years at the Bern­abeu.

And Enzo, who cur­rently plays for Rayo Ma­jada­honda in the Span­ish sec­ond di­vi­sion, be­lieves his dad has been rein­vig­o­rated by a spell away from the side­lines.

“My fa­ther loves foot­ball and he loves to coach, this is clear,' Enzo told Diario AS.

“It seems likely that he will re­turn to

PARIS

coach­ing soon but right now he is rest­ing, and this is some­thing that he needed to do. “Man­ag­ing Madrid was beau­ti­ful for him but it was also hugely de­mand­ing and in­volved a mass amount of work, so he is now re­cov­er­ing.'

Enzo, 23, is one of four sons and started his ca­reer in Real Madrid's academy, but left for fel­low Span­ish side Alaves in 2017. He quit the club in Jan­uary 2018 and joined Lau­san­neS­port in Switzer­land, be­fore agree­ing to spend this sea­son back on loan in Spain.His younger brother Luca is still at Real Madrid and is cur­rently fourth choice goal­keeper.

CEL­E­BRAT­ING: Jeremy Brockie (cen­tre) of Mamelodi Sun­downs cel­e­brates his goal against Free State Stars on Novem­ber 7, 2018.

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