Zidane targets trophies

Zinedine Zidane is targeting trophies after he was confirmed as the new Coach of Real Madrid, replacing Rafa Benitez.

Benitez was sacked and Zidane moved from Madrid’s Castilla team on Monday night, the former France international having played for Los Blancos and served as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant in 2014.

“First I want to thank [Florentino Perez] for giving me the opportunity to coach this team,” Zidane told reporters.

“We have the best club in the world and the best fans in the world, and what I have to do is try my best for the team to win something at the end of the year.

“I can only say that I will do everything, the best with all of the players, and I think it will work out alright, nothing more.

“The important thing is tomorrow, to be with the team and to work.

“Today is an important day for me and I am a little emotional, more than when I signed as a player, but that’s normal.

“I will put all my heart into this club and my intention is that everything goes well.”

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