Madrid to appeal Zidane ban

Real Madrid have issued a statement disagreeing with the decision to ban Zinedine Zidane from coaching for three months.

The Frenchman received the sanction from for not possessing the necessary qualifications to coach Los Blancos’ reserve team Real Madrid Castilla.

According to AS, the Madrid hierarchy believes the authorisation of the French Football Federation should be enough and they have confirmed an appeal will be launched against the decision.

The statement read:

“In response to the sanction handed down by the Competition Committee to Real Madrid Castilla's Head Coach and assistant Coach, Santiago Sanchez and Zinedine Zidane respectively, Real Madrid would like to outline the following:

1. The club's absolute disagreement with the decision, not least of all because Zinedine Zidane has been authorised by the French Football Federation to work as a Head Coach in the category Real Madrid Castilla currently find themselves in, as the certificate issued by said Federation from  October 13, 2014 states.

2. Real Madrid will pursue every available legal avenue so that this decision is overturned.”

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