Real Madrid new Director of Football - Zinedine Zidane

After the departure of Valdano, who was defeated in the internal struggle with Mourinho, Zinedine Zidane announced today that he will be the new sporting director of the merengue. "Mourinho influenced me and Florentino influenced me too" said Zidane. Midway between a witness and a director, the charismatic figure of Zidane will serve the Spanish club to solve difficult situations in the market.

Mourinho had petitioned for Zidane to work more closely with the first team last season and it was the former Real playmaker that helped convince the club to buy French defender Raphaƫl Varane from Lens last week. He also commented about Neymar, saying that Neymar is similar to Robinho but Neymar scored more goals. Recently Neymar claimed he wants to remain at Santos, is currently with Brazil at the Copa America in Argentina
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