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File photo: Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos(REUTERS)

Madrid faces uncertain future after Ramos and Zidane exits

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 05:31 PM IST
  • All told, the future looks more than uncertain for Real Madrid — except for Pérez, solid as ever in his role as leader of the Spanish powerhouse.
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)
Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)

Zidane says Real's lack of faith led to his departure

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Zidane, who returned to Real for a second spell in charge in March 2019, won two La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns during his two stints as coach.
FILE PHOTO:Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO:Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (REUTERS)

Zidane restored success to Real but seemed unwilling to rebuild

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Zinedine Zidane brought some success and stability back to a Real Madrid side that was in freefall without him but the Frenchman ultimately proved unwilling to preside over the squad rebuild the club felt it needed.
File photo of former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. (REUTERS)
File photo of former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. (REUTERS)

Zinedine Zidane steps down as coach of Real Madrid after trophy-less season

UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 04:35 PM IST
  • This was Zidane's second stint as coach of the Spanish club.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)

Zidane says he will make decision on his future easy for Real

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he will make any decision that they wish to take about his position "easy" for the club.
Real Madrid v Chelsea - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - April 27, 2021 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema with coach Zinedine Zidane as he is substituted (REUTERS)
Real Madrid v Chelsea - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - April 27, 2021 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema with coach Zinedine Zidane as he is substituted (REUTERS)

Zidane glad Real still alive after early Chelsea onslaught

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Real were on the back foot early on and went behind to Christian Pulisic's goal but equalised thanks to a brilliant Karim Benzema strike before both sides cancelled each other out after the break.
FILE PHOTO: Zinedine Zidane (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Zinedine Zidane (REUTERS)

Zidane not worried by UEFA threat to kick Madrid out of CL

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2021 08:18 AM IST
  • Amid the uproar caused by the derailed Super League, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is trying to keep his team on track for two major titles.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Zidane: Absurd to kick Real out of UCL after Super League plans

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 09:05 PM IST
"We will play in the Champions League, we have the right to do it and we will play. I think it is just absurd, so I won't go into it. What I can say is that we will be ready to play in the Champions League semifinals," Zidane said.
 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.(REUTERS)

Exhausted Real won't rest on laurels at Anfield, says Zidane

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Real head into the decider at Anfield following a run of six consecutive wins in all competitions and on a high after beating arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday to move one point behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Real Madrid v Liverpool - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - April 6, 2021 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their third goal with Casemiro(REUTERS)
Champions League - Quarter Final - First Leg - Real Madrid v Liverpool - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - April 6, 2021 Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior celebrates scoring their third goal with Casemiro(REUTERS)

Renewed Real complete transformation by blowing Liverpool away

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Real Madrid produced their best display of the season in crushing Liverpool 3-1 on Tuesday to move within view of the Champions League semi-finals, staging a remarkable turnaround of the type they have become accustomed to under Zinedine Zidane.
Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Madrid seeks respect entering 1st leg against Liverpool

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 11:09 PM IST
After consecutive eliminations in the round of 16 of the Champions League, Madrid lost some of its powerhouse status in the European competition despite winning three straight titles before that.
Eden Hazard (left) and Zinedine Zidane. (Twitter)
Eden Hazard (left) and Zinedine Zidane. (Twitter)

Champions League: Eden Hazard not ready to face Liverpool, says Zinedine Zidane

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has ruled out playing Eden Hazard in Tuesday's home Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool, saying he will not risk another injury setback for his club's record signing.
Atalanta's Robin Gosens fights for the ball against Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Atalanta and Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP)
Atalanta's Robin Gosens fights for the ball against Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the Champions League, round of 16, second leg soccer match between Atalanta and Real Madrid at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP)

Modric doesn't look 35 on the pitch, says Zidane

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 08:33 AM IST
"We all know the player Modric is, he may be 35 but he sure doesn't look it out on the pitch," Zidane told reporters after his side made it to the last eight of Europe's top competition for the first time since 2018.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match (REUTERS)
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match (REUTERS)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has coronavirus

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:07 PM IST
The announcement came two days after Zidane coached the team in a 2-1 loss at third-tier Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey.
Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane reacts after Real Madrid's 1-2 loss to Alcoyano. (Getty Images)

Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The embarrassing 2-1 loss in the round of 32 added to Madrid’s recent struggles and left Zidane under increased pressure.
Zinedine Zidane and Eden Hazard(Getty Images)
Zinedine Zidane and Eden Hazard(Getty Images)

Hazard to return for Real Madrid vs Elche, says Zidane

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Eden Hazard will return to the Real Madrid side for Wednesday’s La Liga match away to Elche after over a month out injured, coach Zinedine Zidane has said.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal celebrates with Sergio Ramos after Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak scored an own goal(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal celebrates with Sergio Ramos after Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak scored an own goal(REUTERS)

Real win Madrid derby to prove point to leaders Atletico

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:16 AM IST
Dani Carvajal put Zinedine Zidane’s Real side further at ease with a stunning strike in the 63rd minute which came off the post and into the net off keeper Jan Oblak for an own goal.
Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Photo of Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Real Madrid and Atlético turn focus to decisive league derby

Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:09 PM IST
The Spanish rivals meet on Saturday at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in a match that could prove key in the title race.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Sevilla v Real Madrid - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain - December 5, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane Pool via REUTERS/Angel Fernandez(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Sevilla v Real Madrid - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville, Spain - December 5, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane Pool via REUTERS/Angel Fernandez(Pool via REUTERS)

Zidane ‘not thinking’ about sack ahead of Borussia showdown

MADRID | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Local media reports suggest that Zidane will be sacked should Real not go through to the last 16, however the Frenchman insisted his only focus is on getting the three points, rather than his future.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)

Barcelona loses at Cadiz; Real Madrid wins, Atlético top

MADRID | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Real Madrid edged Sevilla 1-0 Saturday for its first win after three straight league setbacks, while Atlético beat Valladolid 2-0 to win its seventh straight league game and Barcelona lost 2-1 at promoted Cádiz to stay far from the top.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Deportivo Alaves - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - November 28, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane reacts REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Deportivo Alaves - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - November 28, 2020 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane reacts REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo(REUTERS)

Zidane under pressure to save Real Madrid job

MADRID | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Local media say the Frenchman has just two games to save his job after Real lost three of their last five in all competitions, and are seven points off top spot in their campaign to retain the Spanish title.
Photo of Real Madrid players(@realmadriden/Twitter)
Photo of Real Madrid players(@realmadriden/Twitter)

Struggling Real Madrid faces decisive stretch of matches

Madrid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:49 PM IST
Madrid has only one win in its last five matches in all competitions, and more setbacks in the next three matches could knock the Spanish powerhouse out of the Champions League and leave it in a difficult position in the Spanish league.
File photo of Zinedine Zidane(HT Archives)
File photo of Zinedine Zidane(HT Archives)

Zidane in ‘serious danger’ after Madrid crisis deepens

MADRID | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Zidane shocked the football world by quitting as Madrid coach after winning a third successive Champions League crown by beating Liverpool in the Ukrainian capital in 2018
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reacts.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reacts.(REUTERS)

After 2 losses, Real Madrid reeling before trip to Barcelona

Barcelona | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Madrid has been outplayed at home by the modest Cádiz and a Shakhtar Donetsk that was without several starters due to a coronavirus outbreak among the squad.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reacts.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reacts.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid don’t need any more players, says Zidane

MADRID | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Madrid still looked like a work in progress in Saturday’s scrappy 3-2 win over Real Betis after drawing their first game of the season 0-0 at Real Sociedad, but the Frenchman does not believe adding to his squad is the answer.
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumps for the ball as he tries to beat Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Alex Remiro during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastián, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos jumps for the ball as he tries to beat Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Alex Remiro during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastián, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)

Real Madrid’s attack scrutinized day after Bale’s departure

Press Trust of India | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:15 PM IST
The defending champions were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Sociedad on Sunday, when the focus was on the team’s attacking struggles.
Soccer Football - Gareth Bale arrives in London - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London, Britain - September 18, 2020 Gareth Bale arrives at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)
Soccer Football - Gareth Bale arrives in London - Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, London, Britain - September 18, 2020 Gareth Bale arrives at the Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)

No fond farewell but Zidane praises ‘spectacular’ Bale impact

MADRID | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Bale travelled to London on Friday to finalise a return to Tottenham on loan after seven years at Real which witnessed a remarkable haul of trophies and goals but ended with the player barely featuring at the end of last season.
Karim Banzema during a Real Madrid practice session.(Twitter/Real Madrid)
Karim Banzema during a Real Madrid practice session.(Twitter/Real Madrid)

La Liga season preview: Real Madrid primed for another title but must rely on same players

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 07:13 PM IST
With their finances squeezed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their squad already well rounded, Real have had neither the resources nor the desire this summer to make the glamorous signings for which they are renowned.
Real Madrid's Marcelo with coach Zinedine Zidane celebrate after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Marcelo with coach Zinedine Zidane celebrate after winning La Liga.(REUTERS)

Real Madrid makes some cash with squad moves for new season

MADRID | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:11 PM IST
With the transfer of James Rodríguez to Everton made official on Monday, Madrid reportedly reached nearly 90 million euros ($106 million) in profits through a busy period in which it reorganized its squad.
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo(REUTERS)

Former Real Madrid chief expects club to send Bale out on loan

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Real manager Zinedine Zidane said that Bale, who reportedly earns 600,000 pounds ($782,460) a week, chose not to travel to their Champions League game against Manchester City on Friday because he did not want to play.
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