Mourinho: "Zidane is the perfect man for the Real Madrid job"


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Mourinho & Zidane

The Portuguese was linked with a return to the Bernabeu, but has now insisted that the Frenchman deserved the managerial position

Jose Mourinho has said that he believes Zinedine Zidane is the right man for the Real Madrid managerial position.

Zidane was re-appointed as Madrid's head coach earlier this month, just 10 months after he had resigned from the same position.

The Frenchman replaced Santiago Solari, who himself had replaced Julen Lopetegui earlier in the 2018-19 campaign.

After Solari's dismissal, many tipped Mourinho to return to the Santiago Bernabeu after he had been sacked as Manchester United boss in December.

Mourinho was Madrid's manager from 2010 to 2013, but the Blancos instead opted to bring back three-time Champions League winner Zidane.

And Mourinho himself has now said that the Blancos made the right call, adding that the Frenchman is just getting started in his managerial career despite what he has already achieved.