Madrid turn to final option in Zidane case

Real Madrid are to ask for the three-month ban given to Zinidine Zidane to be suspended after failing in their appeal against the sanction.

Zidane has been punished for holding the post of Real Madrid Castilla Coach without the required license and is facing three months on the sidelines.

Madrid appealed the decision but their appeal was rejected by the RFEF’s appeals committee. The club are now expected to take the case to the Sports Administrative Tribunal and could ask for the ban to be suspended so Zidane can at least sit on the bench tomorrow against Rayo B.

They will also ask for the punishment to be annulled but, should the request be rejected, Madrid will be out of legal avenues to explore, AS reports.

Madrid had argued that Zidane holds a certificate from the France Football Federation that has allowed the likes of Willy Sagnol and Claude Makelele to hold jobs in Ligue 1.

But Zidane’s award doesn’t come into effect until May, which AS suggest undermined the club’s case.

Tags Real Madrid Castilla Zinidine Zidane